Maple Leaf Cookies

Enjoy these maple leaf shaped cookies topped with melted chocolate - perfect for any time dessert.

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  • prep time 1 hr 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 54
 

Ingredients

1
cup butter, softened
1
cup powdered sugar
1/2
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon maple flavor or extract
1
egg
2
cups all purpose or unbleached flour
1/2
cup walnuts, toasted, finely chopped*
1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted

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  • 1 In large bowl, combine butter, powdered sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add maple flavor and egg; beat well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour and walnuts; beat just until combined. Dough will be soft.
  • 2 Spoon half of dough onto sheet of plastic wrap. Wrap; shape into disk. Repeat with remaining dough. Place dough in freezer for 20 to 30 minutes or until firm.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. On floured surface, roll 1 disk of chilled dough to 1/4-inch thickness. With 3-inch maple leaf-shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies; place on ungreased cookie sheets. If dough becomes sticky, wrap and chill briefly in freezer.
  • 4 Bake cookies at 350°F. for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets; place on wire racks. Cool 15 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 5 Place melted chocolate in small resealable plastic bag. Cut tiny hole in corner of bag. Squeeze chocolate onto cookies to make veins on leaves.
  • 1 In large bowl, combine butter, powdered sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add maple flavor and egg; beat well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour and walnuts; beat just until combined. Dough will be soft.
  • 2 Spoon half of dough onto sheet of plastic wrap. Wrap; shape into disk. Repeat with remaining dough. Place dough in freezer for 20 to 30 minutes or until firm.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. On floured surface, roll 1 disk of chilled dough to 1/4-inch thickness. With 3-inch maple leaf-shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies; place on ungreased cookie sheets. If dough becomes sticky, wrap and chill briefly in freezer.
  • 4 Bake cookies at 350°F. for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets; place on wire racks. Cool 15 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 5 Place melted chocolate in small resealable plastic bag. Cut tiny hole in corner of bag. Squeeze chocolate onto cookies to make veins on leaves.

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*To toast walnuts, spread on cookie sheet; bake at 350°F. for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
35mg
35%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.