Vermont Maple Cookies Recipe with Delicious Maple Glaze

Another delicious and easy to make Christmas cookie recipe? Oh yes, we did!

This recipe for Vermont maple cookies is so yummy and enjoyable both to make and to eat.

The maple glaze is definitley one of our favourites of the many mountains of sweet things to indulge in over the holiday season.

Candy is everywhere and the cold weather is perfect for baked goods.

The warmth of the oven and smell of the cookies baking permeates the house and fills it with aromatic bliss.

Winter brings expectations of a variety of scents and flavours.

Each one is different from the last: the sharpness of peppermint for example, differs greatly from the syrupy smell of vanilla.

There are candied fruits, warm spices, and even strange interpretations of imagery such as snowy fields and lighted barns.

Each of them somehow finds its way into a palatable mixture of flavors that we deem Christmassy, or at least wintery.

Candles do an excellent job of blending these particular combinations, but the best Christmas flavors are the ones you can actually bake and really eat.

That's the start of why I love Vermont maple cookies because just the name conjures up emotions for me.

It illustrates the season in a way that calls upon old paintings of a Victorian-era New England Christmas.

This is exactly the kind of thing they would make a candle of.

But the other thing that cinches it for me is the fact that all of this is baked into a real and tangible and edible cookie.

Cookies are the best winter treat because you bake them, they smell fantastic and if you make enough of them you can have as many as you want whenever you want without needing to fuss with any plates or utensils.

Customize Your Vermont Maple Cookie

The sweetness of the maple, the melty white chocolate, and the crunchy pecans make Vermont maple cookies sensational, but this treat is also very customizable.

For those divided on whether cookies should be soft or crunchy, there is a trick that works especially well with this recipe.

These cookies call for equal parts of white and brown sugar.

If you prefer crunchier cookies, tip the balance in favour of the white sugar.

For softer cookies use more brown sugar and less white sugar.

You'll want to make a bunch of these anyway, so why not experiment?

Vermont Maple Cookies Recipe


For the cookies:

1 cup / 227g butter, softened
3/4 cup / 150g sugar
3/4 cup / 150g brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs, room temp
2 1/2 cup / 375g flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups / 340g white chocolate chips
1 cup / 125g chopped pecans

For the Maple glaze:

1/3 cup / 76g cold butter, cubed
1 3/4 cup / 228g confectioner's sugar (icing sugar)
1/3 cup / 115ml maple syrup


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) .

Prepare a cookie sheet or baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. (We use two of these cookie sheets so we can cook the most at one time!)

2. In a stand mixer or a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars for the cookies together until light and fluffy.

3. Beat in the eggs and maple flavouring.

4. In a separate bowl, stir the flour, baking soda and salt together.

5. Gradually fold the flour mixture into the wet mix until all combined.

6. Stir the white chocolate chips and chopped pecans through.

7. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the batter onto the prepared cookie sheet.

Leave at least 1-2 inches of space in between each scoop of batter.

8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

9. Allow the cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes or until cool to the touch, then transfer to a wire rack with a cookie sheet underneath to catch the drips!

10. For the glaze, melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat.

11. Remove from the heat then gradually beat in the confectioner's (icing) sugar, syrup and maple flavouring until smooth.

12. Drizzle the glaze over the cookies, then leave to set completely.

13. Serve and enjoy!

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