4 Sweets for Santa: Maple Spice Cookies

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Spare the gingerbread men this year and enjoy this savory/sweet cookie instead! [Via]

If you are a fan of gingerbread, is this cookie for you! The spice in these sweet treats taste like a softer version of gingerbread, which make them easier to eat [at least in my book!] As cute as gingerbread men are, I just can’t handle that much of the flavor! And after eating a few thousand gingerbread people and houses, I think Santa will be eager to try a different variety of spiced cookie. The maple icing and crunchy walnut topping give these cookies the right amount of sweetness.

Maple Spice Cookies

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 1/2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  teaspoon  ground pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4  cup  packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4  cup  butter, softened
  • 2  tablespoons  maple syrup
  • 1  large egg


  • 1  cup  powdered sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  maple syrup
  • 1  tablespoon skim milk
  • 2  teaspoons  butter, softened

How to Make Them:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix butter and brown sugar together.

  • Add syrup and egg, mix well.

  • Add flour mixture.

  • Spoon batter into round mounds and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool completely before you ice.

How to Make the Frosting:

  • Combine sugar, syrup, butter and milk into a bowl and stir.
  • Let cookies cool completely before icing.

Nutritional Information: 98 calories, 3.4 grams of fat, 1.3 grams of protein and 1 gram of fiber.

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  1. Posted by kjpugs on
    Saturday, January 1st, 2011
    These look phenomenal! I love those delicious fall/winter flavors!