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Soft Maple Sugar Cookies

Published: Friday, April 19, 2024

½ c. butter, softened

½ c. shortening

1½ c. granulated sugar

¼ c. packed brown sugar

¼ c. pure maple syrup

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cream of tartar

1/8 tsp. salt

3 egg yolks

½ tsp. vanilla

1¾ c. all-purpose flour

Maple icing:

¼ c. heavy cream or milk

¼ c. butter, melted

3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup

2 to 2½ c. powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 300°. In a large bowl beat butter and shortening with a mixer on medium for 30 seconds. Add the next 6 ingredients (through the salt). Beat on medium for 2 minutes, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Beat in flour.

Shape dough into 1½" balls. Place 3" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12-14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned (tops will still look slightly soft).

Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Remove; cool on a wire rack. Centers will dip as cookies cool. Drizzle with maple icing.

For maple icing, stir together the heavy cream or milk with the melted butter and maple syrup. Whisk in 2 to 2½ cups powdered sugar to make icing drizzling consistency. —4 dozen cookies.

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