Chewy Maple Sugar Cookies

What’s better than a yummy sugar cookie? A sugar cookie made sweetened with maple syrup! Even better? The maple glaze on these cookies adds the perfect touch.
  • Servings: 24 cookies
  • Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-18 minutes



  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Maple Icing

  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3–3½ cups confectioners’ sugar


1. For the cookies: Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
3. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and 1¼ cups of the granulated sugar on medium-high speed until combined. Add the egg yolks, vanilla, and maple syrup. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix just until combined.
4. Put the remaining ¼ cup granulated sugar in a small bowl. Using a cookie scoop, shape the dough into 2-inch balls, then roll them in the sugar to coat. Place on the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart.
5. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until the tops of the cookies start to crack.
6. Cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
7. For the maple icing: In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, cream, and maple syrup. Slowly add the confectioners’ sugar and mix until smooth.
8. Drizzle the icing over the cooled cookies and serve.

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