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..................