Happy First Day of Autumn!!!
For the past few years it has been our tradition to watch Anne of Green Gables on the first day of Autumn. We will make some tea and eat cookies during our special movie time.
Do you like maple? If so, you will love these cookies! They just melt away in your mouth!
I found the recipe from Mandy at Pearl Maple, and she gave me permission to share it with you!
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup maple syrup (the darker the maple syrup, the richer the taste!)
1 large egg yolk
3 cups flour
Cream butter and sugar together before adding the maple syrup and then the egg yolk. Gradually sift the flour into the syrup & butter mix.
Divide the dough in half, wrap in plastic and chill until firm. This recipe makes a lot of dough, I put some in the freezer for another day!
Preheat your oven to 350F or 180C.
Roll the chilled dough to about 1/8 thin (I rolled mine 1/4" thin).
Maple leaf cookie cutter your leaves, get creative by drawing a knife lightly across them to mark veins. 8-10 minutes in the oven for smaller 3 inch cookies or 10-12 for larger 5 inch cookies. Bundle the scraps and chill again to get the most out of your dough. My cookies were finished in 6-7 minutes.
Thank you for the delicious recipe, Mandy!
Here is the icing recipe that I used:
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons soft butter
1/8 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons milk
Mix all ingredients together with a whisk until smooth. Add more milk or powdered sugar if needed until you reach desired consistency.
I piped the frosting all along the edges of the cookies.
I hope you all have a wonderful first day of Autumn!!
"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.” William Cullen Bryant