Recipe and Photography by Jessica Jones
Cincinnati’s icy temperatures have several school districts closed for today, creating a perfect time to get some baking done. Try these maple spritz cookies, a perfect combination of sweet and savory, for your snowed-in treat. With the savory taste of maple and salt, these cookies give a nice break from the sugar overload of the holiday season and celebrate a day away from school.
- 1 cup of softened butter
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp maple flavoring
- 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
- ¼ tps salt
- Decorator sugar (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat, scraping the bowl often, until creamy.
- Add egg, maple syrup, and maple flavoring to mixture and continue beating until well mixed.
- Add salt and flour and mix slowly. It is recommended to add a cup of flour at a time, rather than put it all in at once.
- Once mixture is mixed well, roll pieces of dough into ½ – 1 inch sized balls and put them onto a cookie sheet about 2-3 inches apart.
- After dough is on the cookie sheet, flatten the balls of dough with your palm into circles.
- Optional: Take a toothpick and draw a tiny tree into the top of the cookie (as shown in the photo) and then sprinkle decorator sugar on top.
- Put the cookie sheet into the oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned
- Enjoy! Click here for more tasty treats to make.