For the past few weeks, we’ve had pizza Fridays with our pastor’s family. They provide the pizza and I provide the dessert. They actually never asked me to provide dessert, but I want them to keep inviting us back and sweet treats can’t hurt, right?
I’d already brought Caramel Apple Mini Cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies and knew I wanted to make something Fall-like. I’ve had maple flavoring in my cupboard for awhile now, but hadn’t found a recipe for it yet. So, I decided to invent one!
This is basically a sugar cookie type dough that I mixed maple flavoring into and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar before baking. I wanted it to be soft and moist, so I used brown sugar instead of the usual granulated.
They turned out fan.tastic. The smell that filled the house while they were baking was just heavenly! This is my second batch and honestly, I want to bake more just so my house will smell like maple-y goodness again. And the smell didn’t disappoint! The sweetness, maple, brown sugar, and cinnamon were perfectly balanced.
This week, we ate them after they had cooled, but they would be wonderful served warm with a dollop of Cool Whip!
- 1 stick butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp imitation maple flavoring
- 2 Tbs water
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 Tbs cinnamon sugar
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cream the butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy.
- Beat in egg, maple flavoring, and water.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix just until combined.
- Spread batter into a greased 8x8 glass pan. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top and gently press into dough.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes.
- Cool, then slice into 16 squares.