The First Bite

16 May

Hello!

First off we should warn you that the recipe below is what you SHOULD follow if you want the perfect Frosted Maple Cookie.    However, we must admit as much as we would have liked to be the perfect followers of this recipe, and to create the perfect maple cookie, things did not turn out as originally hoped.

But they still turned out GREAT. Great, even though Denise had to invent a glaze because we didn’t have any butter left… because Laura thougth she was stoked up with TONS of butter, which means there was half a package of butter left.

Yup, that’s how we roll. If a recipe we whip up turns out to be absolutely delicious, well 90% of the time it was accidental. But we will assure you that even with our “subsitutions” (i.e. did you know you can subsitute baking soda by doubling the required amount with baking powder?? Awesome) these cookies are definitely worth it.

Our Frosted Maple Cookies

Adapted from All Recipies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavored extract (We used real maple syrup)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda (We used 2 teaspoons of baking powder)
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter (Never happened, we just excluded butter from our glaze…probably should keep the butter though!)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavored extract (We used real maple syrup in the glaze too)

Directions

The ingredients all lined up

 All our ingredients lined up

1. Combine flour and baking soda, set aside.

2. Mix together the brown sugar, 1 teaspoon maple extract, vanilla, 3/4 cup butter and egg. Stir in the flour mixture. The dough will be very sticky.

3. Drop onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Let rest for one minute before removing from cookie sheet. Frost when cool.

(To make them look prettier)

(Ready to go into the oven)

The “Frosting”

4. To Make Frosting: Combine 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons milk, and 1 teaspoon maple extract. Spread over cooled cookies.

 

While the cookies were in the oven Denise threw together this glaze. It’s basically a mix of regular sugar, confectioner’s sugar, maple syrup, and a few table spoons of milk. Sadly, this is when we no longer had any butter left. To be honest though, the glaze was not bad at all. A little runny but otherwise perfectly fine. We suggest you use the required amount of butter but if your in a pinch this improvuise works well too!

Fresh out of the oven!

With a little glaze on top. Delicious!

These cookies were sweet but not overly sweet. A great cookie to have lying around for a snack too.

As our first baking experiment I think we worked well together as a team and even when faced with some obstacles (ie. no more butter or baking soda!) things turned out great. The recipe is a bit simple but for our first bite it was pretty darn good 😉

See ya next time for what we think is THE BEST THING we’ve EVER MADE! Trust us, we definitely stepped things up.

Adios,

Denise and Laura

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2 Responses to “The First Bite”

  1. Andrew May 16, 2012 at 11:44 pm #

    Looks seriously AMAZING.

    • Laura May 17, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

      Gonna have to agree with “Andrew” 😉

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