Sunday, September 23, 2007

~Welcome Autumn!~

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!

Maple Cookies

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:

Maple Frosting

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


Anonymous said...

THese look soooooooooooooo YUMMY!!!
My family LOVES maple bars, so I'll have to give this one a try! (I wonder if home-made maple syrup would work. Or do you have to use real maple sap???)

Kelli said...

Christina, homemade maple syrup would probably work great! Did you make some??


Mrs. Anna T said...

Oh, yum. These cookies look simply delicious!

Heather said...

Kelli, thank you for sharing this recipe! I love maple! I can't wait to try them.

Happy Autumn!

love, Heather

Britta said...

Hi Kelli, yummi, I can even taste the cookies you made and of course I did print the recipe...;o).
We had a wonderful first day of autumn. It was so warm and beautiful so we went for a long walk around my hometown.

Have a wonderful start into the new week, Britta

Karen said...

Happy Autumn to you and yours, Kelli!
These cookies look yummy!

dot said...

Your cookies are beautiful! I wish I had one.

Susie said...

Hi Kelli,
These cookies look really delicious!
Happy first day of autumn to you, too!

Anonymous said...

Your cookies are beautiful! And I knew they taste wonderful. Everything from your kitchen is so delicious.

I love Anne of Green Gables. It has been years since I watched her though. I need to rent those films. The one you are showing in your blog is my favorite version. I saw that young actress, all grown up, in another movie not too long ago. But I couldn't tell you what. I can't remember. She was lovely though.

rohanknitter said...

That's a great autumn tradition, and the cookies look so pretty!

Rose of Sharon said...

Yum! I will have to try them, wow, you iced them so pretty too! I love the tradition of watching Anne of Green Gables on the first day of special! I also noticed you have your flour in an old square jar, I love those jars, but thought it wouldn't keep it airtight enough, has that been a problem? If not....I'm switching my flour to my old square jar!

:0) Sharon

nannykim said...

oooooh--I think I'll make these this week with Grandma and serve some at our Wed night Bible study--Thanks

Jen said...

What a great tribute to fall. The cookies look divine...I hope yo are enjoying your day.

Amy said...

These cookies are darling! If only I had such a cute cookie cutter...:o)

Sandra said...

Oh YUM Kelli :) I can't believe it's autumn already, I remember your Anne of Green Gables tradition as a matter of fact you got me into the movie last year LOL

Hope you have a great weekend.


Paula said...

Your cookies look picture-perfect! Happy first day of autumn to you.
Mrs. C

... said...

yum-yum-yum! not only do they sound yummy but they look absolutely yum-licious.

Gena said...

Happy Autumn to you, too! Those cookies look delicious. I just bought some maple syrup for another recipe and I just got some leaf cookie cutters at Target. Looks like we'll be trying these out next week!

Quinne said...

Hi Kelli :) These sound marvelous! Thanks for sharing the recipe, and a very Happy Fall to you, too! Love, Q

Suzy said...

Anne of Green Gables is so good...I need to watch all the movies in the set again,it's been a long time.
All you goodies always look so tasty,if I lived at your house,I would be as BIG as a house!

Carole Burant said...

Happy Autumn to you too dear Kelli:-) I have so much maple syrup that my youngest brother makes, this is definitely a recipe I will try this week. They certainly look delish:-) xox

CONNIE W said...

I welcome autumn with gladness and can't wait until the weather develops even the slightest chill. This summer has been so hot that I am ready for it to be over. Your cookies look and sound delicious. I hope your movie was as enjoyable as all the year before. Sounds really fun.

psalm127 said...

Oh these look yummmy. I am going to try them

Anonymous said...

Happy Autumn to you, Kelli!!! The cookie recipe sounds wonderful!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the post. Sweet way for you and your family to spend time. Love family time here too.

Julie said...


I loved the minseries "Anne of Green Gables." We taped it years ago.(VHS - ha!). I should pull it out and watch it again.

Have you ever had "Nut Goodies"? They are a maple/chocolate candy bar and as far as I know are only really known in the upper midwest.


Anonymous said...

looks yummy to me!
and i love fall.
have a good night keli

Sheri said...

Oh Kelli those cookies look wonderful! What a special tradition too... I may have to do that as my girls get older. Thanks again for all the beautiful ideas! You are a blessing!

theups said...

These look SO good!! I LOVE cookies!!! Good gracious!! I need to make these this week!! I just need to pick up some maple syrup today!! :)

Mrs. U

Paula said...

Kelli, your maple cookies look wonderful!!


Anonymous said...

Defintely want to try these, one question. I see no leavening in the recipe, did you use all-purpose or self rising flour?

Reginas Cottage said...

Kelli,your maple-cookies are beautiful.
I have reading the book Anne of Green
Gables,it's great.
I have many cookie cutter for eastern,autumn and christmas.
We had a beautiful monday.It was very
warm so went for a long walk with my
Have a nice week Regina

Lori said...

Happy Autumn to you too!

Sounds like you make it a lot of fun: watching Anne of Green Gables, having tea and cookies. What a great idea.

nannykim said...


Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Those cookies look so good! We love Anne of Green Gables in our house too! Did you hear they are remaking it? Wonder how that will be. You can watch the auditions on

Happy Autumn.

Heather K said...

Kelli... I really like your maple cookies! Those would be great to take to my kids school...not sure what for..maybe a treat for the class or something....They're so Canadian!

just wondering...the maple syrup that Christina is talking you know if it is the kind made with brown sugar, water and maple flavouring? Maple syrup is SO expensive out here on the West Coast!It would be nice to be able to use the homemade version.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful tradition! The cookies look so delicious, I'm going to make some right now! :)

Anonymous said...

Kelli, I am putting these on the list of 'fun cookings' for next week. And... I just might try it with the syrup!

Anita said...

Ooooooohhh, you had the chance to watch Anne of Green Gables!!! I absolutely adore that movie!!!! And your cookies look so yummy, too!

XoX, Anita

Sonya said...

What a wonderful tradition and the cookies look so yummy! You are very inspiring Kelli!

Donna-Jean Breckenridge said...

I am so enjoying reading your blog.

We've been apple picking each week, and it is such a joy. I made apple pies from the apples for a women's Bible study this week - and I was wondering what would be a special treat for our next time together. Your maple cookies sound like just the thing.

My 11 year old is reading Anne of Green Gables. It's fun to re-live book 'firsts' through my children.

Thanks for your writing!