Phew! What a weekend! Saturday I cooked, carved and froze our Christmas turkey. I made mashed potatoes and turnip for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and froze them. Sunday I made the gravy and dinner rolls. And I baked!!! I made my Cherry Surprise and these Maple Sugar Cookies and I am pooped!
I have an awful cold from somewhere which has thrown a bit of wrench in things. It meant that Kim and I couldn’t have our Baking Day because I didn’t want to end up giving it to her right before Christmas! But I still managed to get a lot done, at least it feels like it. And Kim did some baking on her end that she will also post about! Now I can type up the posts for all of what I made!
I will try to get the posts typed up for this week!
Here are the ingredients I used…. at least I hope I have them all in the picture.
I began by creaming together the sugars and butter in the bowl of my stand mixer.
Then I added the egg yolk and mixed that in.
Next I added the maple syrup and mixed until that was well combined.
And finally I added in the flour and salt and mixed until it was just combined.
I rolled out the dough into balls, I used about a tablespoon for each ball, and then flattened them a little bit.
Next I pulled out the cute Gingerbread cookie press I got in my stocking last Christmas to imprint onto the patties.
Then I put the pans in the fridge for an hour to chill.
Once they were done chilling, I baked them at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. What a smell!
Then I let them fully cool and put them in freezer bags until it’s time to make up our cookie trays!
Maple Sugar Cookies
Preparation Time: 15 minutes Chilling Time: 1 hour Baking Time: 15 minutes Servings: 3 dozen
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup butter/margarine, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- In bowl of stand mixer, cream together butter and both sugars until creamy.
- Add egg yolk and mix until combined.
- Add maple syrup and mix to combine.
- Add flour and salt and mix until ingredients are just mixed.
- Form balls with 1 tablespoon of dough, then lightly flatten.
- Use cookie press to imprint design onto cookies.
- Chill in fridge for one hour.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely, then store in a freezer bag or sealed container.