Maple Sugar House Cookies Recipe

Yesterday, I broke.  I started playing Christmas music and I am not sorry for it.  Not just any Christmas music, but the classic songs with the ol’ time singers.  And today, I am sharing a new Christmas cookie recipe, Maple Sugar House Cookies.  I am getting in the holiday spirit and I couldn’t be happier for it. Actually, these cookies are so good you can make them year round, but they are perfect for sharing during the holidays as well. Of course, if I am going to share a new cookie recipe, you know it is going to have Finding Home Farms organic maple syrup in it and this recipe is no exception.

The biggest problem with these cookies is that they are so good, you will keep eating more.  Trust me on that one.  The reason is when you take a bite the maple flavor is soft, and then as you chew it just gets better and better.  Really. Are you so hungry now you are ready to make them yourself?  Not to worry, I am sharing the recipe.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup Finding Home Farms Maple Syrup
  • 3/4 tsp maple extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream butter, shortening and sugars
  3. Add maple syrup and extract
  4. Mix well on low speed till combined
  5. Add eggs, beat on medium speed 2 mins until light & fluffy
  6. Sift baking soda & flour together and blend into mixture one cup at time until combined
  7. Drop by teaspoonful onto parchment lined baking sheet 2 in. apart
  8. Bake 10-12 mins until set and edges are lightly brown, cool slightly before removing
Tip* – Keep batter chilled between batches for best results So now, you might be wondering if you have been around here a bit that this recipe might seem a bit more advanced  than I normally venture into, especially a fully custom BAKING recipe. Baking is not my strength, so I turned to an expert. That is why I am also introducing you to Karen today.  Not only is she the back bone of our company, the one who keeps afloat, our first employee who worked in our garage forever and a day, she is also an amazing baker.  Like really amazing.  Karen is responsible for not only creating this recipe but also baking the amazing cookies you see in the images.  For the all important task of a Christmas cookie recipe, I called in the expert.  Thank you Karen! You can also find a favorite cookie recipe HERE.

I am also joining the crazy talented Ella Claire today who is hosting a whole group of Christmas cookie recipe for you to try and enjoy.  Click on the links below for the rest of the recipes.


Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies by Ella Claire | Pecan Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies by A Burst of Beautiful | Cinnamon Cookies by Zevy Joy | Gingerbread Houses by Miss Mustard Seed

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti by anderson + grant | Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies by Nesting with Grace | Chocolate Crinkles Cookies by So Much Better with Age | Cranberry Rosemary Butter Cookies by Nina Hendrick Design Co.

Gluten Free Coconut Fudge Bites by City Farmhouse | Maple Sugar House Cookies by Finding Home Farms | Honey Nut Rugelach by Love Grows Wild | Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecake Cookies by Nest of Posies

Mexican Spicy Chocolate Cookies by Maison de Pax | Coconut Shortbread Cookies by My Sweet Savannah | Old Fashioned Gingerbread Cookies by House 214 | Cinnamon and Sugar Lattice Pie Crust Cookies by Craftberry Bush


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4 thoughts on “Maple Sugar House Cookies Recipe”


  1. Wait, what? Did I read “butter flavoured shortening”??? My kids are very allergic to milk (including butter), so butter flavoured shortening sounds very interesting! What brand is this? I live in Canada, so it’s possible it isn’t even available here, but I am thinking that butter flavoured shortening might be a baking game changer if it is!!!

  2. Great photo of Karen! You have really captured her kind nature. AND the cookie recipe looks great. Can’t wait to try.