It’s time to dust off your favorite cookie recipes and get baking for the holidays. Soft Maple Sugar Cookies are just what your holiday cookie tray needs! Join us for a virtual Christmas cookie exchange, recipe links to 16 of your favorite bloggers are included in this post!
What’s your favorite cookie to make this time of year? There’s a special place in my heart for Glazed Eggnog Cookies and Gingerbread Trees with Lemon Glaze are a must make at my house. I can never get over a classic sugar cookie, which both my husband’s mom and step-mom make with great ease. I would eat them first every time. His step-mom always decorates a few with red hot candies and I love them that way. I added them to these cookies because maple + cinnamon = match made in heaven.
I don’t always feel like rolling out and cutting dough, so a cookie that’s simply rolled into a ball and baked is just my style. Topped with a simple maple frosting and you’re ready to decorate to your hearts content. Sprinkling them with gold or regular decorating sugar makes an elegant addition to any cookie tray, but giving the kids a chance to add their favorite sprinkles is an opportunity they can never pass up 😉
What are delicious cookies without milk? This December there are food banks in our own communities that could use milk to give to families in need. We can join the Great American Milk Drive and their quest to make that happen. When you go to the milk drive site, you can see how many gallons of milk have been donated in your local area and see just how you can help give milk to families in need.
- ½ cup BUTTER, softened
- ½ cup SHORTENING, softened
- 1½ cups GRANULATED SUGAR
- ¼ cup PACKED BROWN SUGAR
- ¼ cup PURE MAPLE SYRUP
- 1 teaspoon BAKING SODA
- 1 teaspoon CREAM OF TARTAR
- ⅛ teaspoon SALT
- 3 EGG YOLKS
- 1 teaspoon VANILLA
- 1¾ cups FLOUR
- ¼ cup WHIPPING CREAM or MILK
- ¼ cup BUTTER, melted
- 3 Tablespoons PURE MAPLE SYRUP
- 3 cups POWDERED SUGAR
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Beat together butter and shortening in a large bowl. Add sugars, maple syrup, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Add egg yolks and vanilla and beat until well combined. Lastly, beat in flour.
- Use a 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop dough into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, remove from oven when edges are light golden brown. Frost when completely cool.
Recipe Source: BHG 100 Best Cookies
Because it’s the more the merrier where cookies are concerned…
Caramel Filled Chewy Ginger Cookies from 365 Days of Slow Cooking
Italian Anisette Cookies from A Family Feast
Cranberry Orange Nut Cookies from Apron Strings
Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Stuffed Cookies from Barbara Bakes
Soft Pumpkin Cookies + Pumpkin Spice Kisses from Bless this Mess
Soft Maple Sugar Cookies from Crumbs and Chaos
Graham Cracker Log from Hoosier Homemade
Rugelach Bars from Let’s Dish
Pepper Jelly Cornmeal Thumbprints from Letty’s Kitchen
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies from Love from the Oven
Linzer Cookies from Mandy’s Recipe Box
Surprise-inside Christmas Stocking from Munchkin Munchies
Chocolate M&M Cookies from Oh, Sweet Basil
White Chocolate Pecan Snowball Cookies from Rose Bakes
Chocolate Toffee Cranberry Cookies from Taste and Tell
White Chocolate Cherry Almond Bars from Your Homebased Mom
Spiced Eggnog Cookies from Will Cook for Smiles
*Disclosure: It has been my honor to make you aware of the Great American Milk Drive, but I have not been compensated in any way for highlighting their organization. Happy holidays!