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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!

The perfect buttery Maple Shortbread cookies
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Maple Shortbread

Servings 20 cookies


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cream together the butter and maple syrup until pale and fluffy.
  • 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.
  • Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface until it's ¼ inch thick.
  • Cut cookies into small squares.
  • 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.



Tuesday 28th of February 2017

Bring on the cookies! Sounds amazing!

cathy @ noble pig

Monday 27th of February 2017

Anything maple is right up my alley.

Amanda | The Chunky Chef

Monday 27th of February 2017

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

Renee - Kudos Kitchen

Monday 27th of February 2017

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

Cori @ Sweet Coralice

Monday 27th of February 2017

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

Lauren Hall

Wednesday 1st of March 2017

I do too Cori. Thank you!

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