These Iced Maple Amish Sugar Cookies are so puffy, pillowy, and soft, they literally melt in your mouth! Who doesn’t love a perfect and potent maple sugar cookie with a thick slathering of maple icing? These Iced Maple Amish Sugar Cookies could not be easier, and are made with common pantry ingredients!
Two falls ago, I tested out several recipes for perfect maple cookies, and I wasn’t happy with them. Trader Joe’s and Wegman’s both carry maple cookies that are shaped like leaves and verrrrry maple-y. I’ve wanted to make a copycat version of those, but I didn’t love the ones I tried, and it was a major hassle to make them as cut-outs.
I have no shortage of leaf cookie cutters, in fact, you can find these gorgeous Fall Leaves Sugar Cookie Cut-outs from a few years ago. But making cut-out cookies is not awesome. They’re a lot of work.
Given that Amish Sugar Cookies are SO good and SO versatile, I thought I’d just make a maple version, these Iced Maple Amish Sugar Cookies. These are just missing the maple leaf-shaped part, but otherwise, they’re the perfect soft maple cookie.
If you have a cookie recipe that you love, just adapt it. Now I can put the perfect maple cookie search to rest.
These Iced Maple Amish Sugar Cookies retain the best features of traditional Amish Sugar Cookies: they’re a lot like a cut-out cookie, but they’re a drop cookie, so they’re a fraction of the work. No chilling, no rolling & cutting. They’re very soft, puffy, and pillowy.
The texture of Amish Sugar Cookies is unmatched, and that stays front and center in these Iced Maple Amish Sugar Cookies too. They’re buttery and sweet, kinda flaky, and very soft and puffy. They literally melt in your mouth. They’re universally adored, in my experience!
These Iced Maple Amish Sugar Cookies are maple-ified, big time. Lots of maple from the cookie to the icing. Could you add nuts on top? Yes, and I thought about it: a maple nut cookie. However, I really wanted to keep these Iced Maple Amish Sugar Cookies as a simple, perfect maple cookie, straight-forward and uncomplicated. So there you have it!
Amish Sugar Cookies are nothing if not versatile, and so here’s allllll the different ones I’ve got so far:
- Eggnog Amish Sugar Cookies
- Cranberry Orange Amish Sugar Cookies
- Iced Vanilla Amish Sugar Cookies
- Cherry Almond Amish Sugar Cookies
- Pecan Praline Amish Sugar Cookies
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Amish Sugar Cookies
- Iced Chai-Spiced Amish Sugar Cookies
- Thin Crispy Amish Sugar Cookies
- Iced Almond Sugar Cookies
- Iced Lemon Amish Sugar Cookies
- Toasted Coconut Amish Sugar Cookies
- Coconut Oil Amish Sugar Cookies
- Peppermint Amish Sugar Cookies
Yeah, it’s a lot. But Amish Sugar Cookies are amazing, so there’s just no overdoing them!
Iced Maple Amish Sugar Cookies
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tbsp. maple extract
- 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cream of tartar
- 4 tbsp. butter melted
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 tsp. maple extract
- 3 - 4 cups powdered sugar
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, oil, and sugars until combined.
Beat in eggs, vanilla, and maple extract.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
Gradually add flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating until just combined after each addition. Do not overmix.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
Drop dough by small teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets.
Bake at 375 for 8-11 minutes, or until edges and bottoms are lightly browned.
Remove to wire racks to cool.
In a medium bowl, whisk together butter, maple syrup, vanilla, maple extract, and 3 cups powdered sugar.
Add additional powdered sugar, as needed, to achieve a consistency that is thicker than a glaze - it shouldn't run off the cookie - but easily spreadable.
Frost cookies, and allow to set.
These are good for at least a week, but best within the first 3 days. After 3 days, they get crumbly and a bit on the drier side - still a delicious cookie though.
These freeze really well! Iced or plain, they freeze beautifully.
I've made these Amish Sugar Cookies into Pumpkin Spice Latte Amish Sugar Cookies, Iced Chai-Spiced Amish Sugar Cookies, Iced Almond Cookies, Iced Lemon Amish Sugar Cookies, Iced Orange Amish Sugar Cookies, Toasted Coconut Amish Sugar Cookies, Coconut Oil Amish Sugar Cookies, and Thin Crispy Amish Sugar Cookies!
Maple icing adapted from Taste of Home.