Maple Shortbread

Buttery melt in your mouth Shortbread cookies with a touch of maple syrup to add a little more sweetness.

The perfect buttery Maple Shortbread cookies

Remember when I went through my honey mustard kick? Now obviously it’s all about the maple syrup. First it was this amazing Maple Bacon Gravy. Now it’s Maple Shortbread Cookie time.

Normally I think of December as cookie time around here but yesterday was a special day. It was my Mama’s birthday! And if you frequent this blog you know she is the most amazing woman in the world! So happy birthday Mama I know you enjoyed these Maple Shortbread while you and Dad were here – since there are only 2 left in the cookie jar. hehe

Melt in your mouth Maple Shortbread cookies

To sell you on these a little more I took a batch of them to work lately and one coworker said “these taste even better than the ones I grew up eating that my grandmother used to make”. I’d call that a success story!

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Maple Shortbread
Serves: 20 cookies
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream together the butter and maple syrup until pale and fluffy.
  3. Then add flour, sugar, cornstarch and sugar. Whip for 1 minute on low in a mixer. Increase the speed to medium-high for 2 minutes.
  4. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface until it's ¼ inch thick.
  5. Cut cookies into small squares.
  6. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 12-14 minutes or until edges are a golden brown and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.


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  1. What can I say? Guilty as charged… Your dad also helped eat the cookies! They were awesome! Thanks again. Now that I have a Kitchenaid, I can make a few batches….

  2. Mmmm, I love shortbread! I can only imagine how much more delicious this maple version is!

  3. What a wonderful present — they look delicious! 🙂

  4. Nothing brings back memories of my childhood like a good shortbread cookie Can’t wait to try this version!

  5. I love the delicacy of shortbread! Maple flavored sounds amazing and will knock a few socks off around here!

  6. Shortbread cookies are my favorite! The idea of adding maple to the mix is brilliant!

  7. I love shortbread cookies and I bet that maple flavor is amazing!

  8. Anything maple is right up my alley.

  9. Bring on the cookies! Sounds amazing!

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