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
- 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.
- In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar until pale, 1 minute. Stir egg and maple syrup into your butter sugar mixture.
- Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Stirring until combined.
- 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.
- 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.
- Remove cookie dough from the freezer. Use a large heart shaped cookie cutter to create your Valentines cookies. Transfer to baking trays.
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.
- Once cookies are on your baking trays, sprinkle with sugar mixture, lightly rubbing the sugar evenly across the top.
- 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.
- Once your cookies have cooled you can decorate them.
- In a medium bowl add icing sugar and 2 tablespoons maple syrup. Stir. Continue adding maple syrup until runny.
- 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.