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Maple Brown Sugar Valentine's Cookies

What happens when 100% pure Canadian maple syrup, brown sugar, and a baker meet up for Valentine's Day? Maple Brown Sugar Valentines Cookies!

By combining tried and true pure Escuminac maple syrup with brown sugar, something magical happens. The well-rounded palate profile of the syrup meets the sweeter notes of brown sugar head on to create a warmer, sweet taste.
The gentle notes innately found in brown sugar makes the cookies not too sweet and also offers a richer taste dynamic over regular sugar. Great for you, a Valentine's Day date, or in the height of summer, or anytime else.

Maple Brown Sugar Valentines Cookies Recipe

Makes: 12 - 14 large cookies / 24 small cookies


  • 2 tablespoons soft brown sugar - for sprinkling
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar - for sprinkling
  • 1 cup / 225 grams butter softened
  • 1/2 cup soft brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt

Maple Icing Decoration

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons maple syrup 
  • Edible dried rose petals


  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / 355 F fanbake. Line 2 x large baking trays with parchment paper. In a small bowl mix together brown sugar and white sugar. Set aside.      Maple Brown Sugar Cookie Ingredients
  2. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar until pale, 1 minute. Stir egg and maple syrup into your butter sugar mixture.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Stirring until combined.
  4. Split your cookie dough into 2 x even portions. Roll 1 of your cookie dough portions between two large pieces of baking paper until 0.5cm or ¼-inch thick. Leave between baking paper sheets.
  5. Repeat for your second cookie dough portion. Place your cookie dough sheets into a freezer for 5 minutes or 10 - 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
  6. Remove cookie dough from the freezer. Use a large heart shaped cookie cutter to create your Valentines cookies. Transfer to baking trays. 

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  7. Tip: If you are struggling to separate your cookies from the scraps or the cookie is too fragile, just quickly place cut cookies back into the freezer for 2 - 5 minutes.
  8. Once cookies are on your baking trays, sprinkle with sugar mixture, lightly rubbing the sugar evenly across the top.
  9. Place cookies in the oven for 10 - 12 minutes. Remove from the oven once golden and cooked. Cool on trays for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling racks.


  1. Once your cookies have cooled you can decorate them.
  2. In a medium bowl add icing sugar and 2 tablespoons maple syrup. Stir. Continue adding maple syrup until runny.
  3. Using a spoon, slowly drizzle maple icing over cookies creating a striped pattern. Sprinkle dried rose petals while the icing is still wet. Carefully place down and wait for the icing to set. Repeat for the remaining cookies.


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