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Iced Maple Amish Sugar Cookies

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!
Course Cookies
Keyword iced maple amish sugar cookies, iced maple cookies, iced maple sugar cookies, maple amish sugar cookies, maple cookies, maple nut, maple sugar cookies, soft maple cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 48
Author Sarah

Ingredients

For 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

For icing:

  • 4 tbsp. butter melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. maple extract
  • 3 - 4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

For cookies:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, oil, and sugars until combined.

  2. Beat in eggs, vanilla, and maple extract.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar.

  4. Gradually add flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating until just combined after each addition. Do not overmix.

  5. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

  6. Drop dough by small teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets.

  7. Bake at 375 for 8-11 minutes, or until edges and bottoms are lightly browned.

  8. Remove to wire racks to cool.

For icing:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together butter, maple syrup, vanilla, maple extract, and 3 cups powdered sugar.

  2. 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. 

  3. Frost cookies, and allow to set.

Recipe Notes

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 CookiesIced 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!