Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Maple syrup cookies

I think we don't need a reason or an occasion  to bake some cookies . Especially small , bite size cookies  that can be a breeze to bake & will be gone in no time. As I'm always looking for a recipe where I can use a natural sugar subsitute  , this idea of maple syrup cookies was intoxicating. I did think of replacing the sugar with Agave Nectar but on second thought maple syrup sounded a better option coz it would impart some maple flavour to the cookie as well. So here I go making these easy breezy melt in the mouth cookies.


Ingredients:



  1. I stick of butter
  2. 1/3rd cup maple syrup
  3. 1 cup all purpose flour
  4. 1/2 tsp pure  vanilla extract
  5. 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  6. Pinch of salt
Preparation:

  1. Beat the butter in   the bowl of a stand mixer  or by hand until soft & fluffy . 
  2. Pour in the maple syrup & mix well for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Mix Vanilla extract & cardamom powder  & salt into the butter mixture.
  4. Start adding the all purpose flour 2 tablespoons at a time & mix well until the 1 cup is incorporated. Do not overmix as that would tend to make the cookies hard.
  5. The cookie dough is ready & will be very soft.
  6. Fill into piping bag with the tip of your choice & pipe cookies onto prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 350 degree F  preheated oven for 12-15 mins or until the cookies look perfectly golden.
Note: Don't even try to store them : with a couple of people in the house they will be gone before you start looking for a box to store them.

Enjoy..................

12 comments:

  1. Cookies looks lovely..Nice recipe too..Is the syrup Maple flavored or is it pure maple syrup???
    The idea of piping the cookie dough is really wonderful..
    Keep up the good work.
    So nice of ur hubby to take photos for u..
    Really encouraging...

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  2. Turned out so well. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. These cookies look absolutely delectable.

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  4. wow interesting cookies and looks very tempting

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  5. Wow,,Lovely cookies... Love the idea of using piping tips to shape them so beautifully. :))

    Thanks for checking about my well being :) I am doing good... busy days in office and continuous rains here in Mumbai has made me missing in action .

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  6. What a wonderful recipe!! I am addicted to maple syrup!!

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  7. Wow i love maple syrup..this looks amazingly beautiful and done to perfection.

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  8. Thanku so much guys for all your beautiful comments.

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  9. Never heard of this cookies love to try this and thanks for stopping by at my blog and give ur comments.Happy to follow u.

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  10. Hi Alpana, you have a lovely blog. Thanks for stopping by my space and letting me know about it.
    I must add your husband has done great justice to your dishes with his camera.

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