Maple Sugar Cookies

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Sugar cookie lovers, where are you? You’ve got to try these new maple sugar cookies! They’re thin and chewy with the perfect crispy edges.

These maple sugar cookies are soft and chewy with a sweet maple glaze! They're quick and easy to make and are the perfect sweet treat!

I’ve baked a whole-heck-of-a-lot of cookies in my day; everything from simple sprinkle chocolate chip cookies to festive pumpkin ginger molasses cookies and I never, ever get sick of cookies. Nope.

I do; however, run out of ideas and I have to get creative when I’m brainstorming new recipes though. Actually, that’s how these maple sugar cookies came to be!

These maple sugar cookies are soft and chewy with a sweet maple glaze! They're quick and easy to make and are the perfect sweet treat!

Sugar cookies happen to be my favorite of the cookie varieties; I don’t know why, I’m just a plain Jane kinda gal I guess. That and I truly appreciate the simplicity of a good sugar cookie.

But…you can always improve on a good thing right? Precisely. So if I were to add maple syrup and a sweet maple glaze to my plain old sugar cookies, they would become something even better, wouldn’t they? You bet they would!

These maple sugar cookies are soft and chewy with a sweet maple glaze! They're quick and easy to make and are the perfect sweet treat!

Wa-la! With just a few changes and a few added ingredients, it’s a whole new cookie! Maple sugar cookies! And just so you know, these little cookies have the best texture; they’re chewy in the center and crispy on the outside. They also have just the perfect hint of maple in the frosting, which is hands down my favorite part.

As I mentioned above, this is a small-batch recipe (you know that’s kinda my thing – wink), so it only makes about 2 dozen cookies per batch, but if you’re feeling really hungry, you can easily just double the recipe and make more!

These maple sugar cookies are soft and chewy with a sweet maple glaze! They're quick and easy to make and are the perfect sweet treat!

If you have a list going for all the things you want to bake this fall (me!), don’t forget to add these maple sugar cookies, they’re sure to become a favorite!

You'll love these thin and chewy maple sugar cookies! They're soft, yet have crispy edges and are covered with a light maple glaze.

Maple Sugar Cookies

By: Kristine Underwood
Thin and chewy sugar cookies with a sweet maple glaze.
4.86 from 14 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Course Sweets & Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 26 cookies
Calories 107 kcal


For the cookies:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup 100% maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cups flour

For the glaze:

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 TBS 100% maple syrup
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (to taste)


For the cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until smooth.
  • Add maple syrup, baking soda, cream of tartar, and sea salt and stir to combine.
  • Add egg and vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Add flour, half at a time, and mix until fully incorporated. 
  • Using a 1.5 TBS cookie scoop, scoop dough and place on a lined baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, rotating halfway through.
  • Let cookies cool completely on the cookie sheets.

For the glaze:

  • In a small bowl whisk together all ingredients until smooth.
  • When cookies are fully cool, drizzle glaze over cookies.
  • Transfer cookies to a wire rack to harden.
  • Store in an airtight container.


Make sure to read the cookie baking tips to get answers to common questions about baking cookies.


Serving: 1 cookieCalories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 18.4gProtein: 0.5gFat: 3.8gSaturated Fat: 2.3gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 49mgPotassium: 25mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 16.9g
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  1. Thanks for this. I love that its small batch. I am a sugar cookie gal myself5 stars

  2. I love all cookies, but haven’t made sugar cookies yet. There are just so many different thing to make. I love how you add maple to this recipe, so perfect for this season!5 stars

    1. Thank you Trang! These are for sure one of our favorite cookies!

  3. Yeah, you pulled me right in. I LOVE sugar cookies and I am always using maple syrup so you know I love that too. Thanks for the delicious recipe.5 stars

    1. Thanks so much, Bintu! I agree with you – they might be my VERY favorite!

    1. Thank you so much Thanh! This would be a great recipe for that and the cookies are super soft and chewy! Mmm! 🙂

  4. Oh my lanta, these look so good! Saving this for sure!5 stars

  5. These sound delicious ? I think I’m going to make these for Thanksgiving !5 stars

  6. Here I am!! I am your sugar cookie lover!! Hands are raised high! I will take a batch or two of these, I am loving the maple … yummy5 stars

    1. Haha, I love this Dahn! Woohoo for the sugar cookies! Thank you so, so much!

  7. I did something wrong. Mine came out as paper thin bars. The dough spread out across the entire cookie pan! Any idea what step I messed up? I thought I did it all spot on.