When we stop by our Amish neighbors home, they always seem to have cookies to offer us. Most of the time they are some type of maple flavored deliciousness covered in icing. I keep forgetting to ask for the recipe and I ran across one in a Gooseberry Patch cookbook that looked very similar so I just had to give it a whirl.
It was a very close comparison. Brad said they needed more icing and I have to agree, I think I may double the icing recipe next time. No joke! I prefer more icing than cookie!
1/2 c. butter flavored shortening
1 c. brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. sour cream
1T. maple flavoring
2 3/4 c. flour
1 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
Maple Butter Glaze:
1/2 c. butter
2 c. powdered sugar
2 t. maple flavoring
3 T. hot water
1. Combine shortening, sugars, and eggs thoroughly; stir in sour cream and one tablespoon maple flavoring.
2. Mix flour, slat and baking soda together in a separate bowl.
3. Blend into sugar mixture.
4. Drop by tablespoonfuls and bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes.
5. Cool completely and make the icing.
6. Glaze: heat butter until golden brown.
7. Mix in powdered sugar and 2 tsp. maple flavoring.
8. Gradually add water until glaze is smooth.
9. Spread over cooled cookies.