Maple Sugar Cookie Recipe To Celebrate Maple Month

Maple Sugar Cookies

The month of March is considered Maple Month or the “sugaring season” in the state of Connecticut.  Throughout the state maple trees are tapped for their clear sap, which is then boiled and turned into the amber color and taste of maple syrup.  This all natural sweetener is also a good source of mineral nutrients and vitamins, according to the International Maple Syrup Institute, not to mention the lowest calorie compared to other sweeteners like honey, corn syrup and granulated sugar.  When I discovered that the Historical Society of Glastonbury, CT was hosting a Maple Syrup Madness event, I knew I wanted to bring my toddler so he could see how maple syrup is made.  The event even had their 18th century house open and the kitchen fires were making pancakes and bread.  I was happy to show my toddler the historical kitchen and recipes being made.  See below for images from the event.

So in the honor of maple month, I wanted to incorporate the ingredient into a cookie.  Growing up my sister always loved maple sugar candy and when I see the candy available during this time of year, I always think of her.  These cookies are made with both maple syrup and maple candy.  I chopped up the maple candy and folded the “chips” into the batter to add a bit of texture and a sweet kick.  My toddler enjoyed mixing all of the ingredients with the hand mixer and taste testing the maple syrup.  I also made these cookies smaller by scooping out the dough and then cutting the dough ball in half.  This is a more manageable size for children and a perfect size to create ice cream sandwiches.  I choose Halo Top Vanilla Ice Cream for these sweet treats!  Halo Top is a high protein, low sugar ice cream option on the market that my family loves.

Recipe Inspired By: Dear Crissy 

Maple Sugar Cookies
Maple Sugar Cookies
Maple Sugar Cookies
Maple Sugar Cookies

More Recipes using Maple Syrup!

Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies, Baked Pumpkin Donuts, Dutch Baby, Coconut Oatmeal Cookies, Maple Bacon Donuts and Whole Wheat Waffles.  Check them out today!

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