Friday, November 11, 2022

Maple Doodles #ChristmasCookies

Snicker Doodle and Maple Cookies collide in these delicious cookies perfect for Christmas or anytime you have a hankering for a tasty treat.

Maple Doodles

This is my final recipe for Christmas Cookie Week but I am not done baking so stay tuned throughout the next few weeks as I share more cookies, breads, and sweet treats in anticipation of the Holiday Season.......

Welcome to #ChristmasCookies Week! That time of year when we soften the butter, fire up the oven, and make cookie trays for family, friends, and neighbors. This year more than 20 top-notch bloggers are sharing their very favorite creations for all to make and enjoy. Join us for a week’s worth of Christmas cookie deliciousness.

Many thanks to Ellen of Family Around the Table for hosting this event all week long.  
Maple Doodles

These are a great Christmas Cookie for many reasons.  
  1. The recipe is easy and fun to make.  Roll your cookie dough balls in cinnamon brown sugar and use a glass to gently press them down.  
  2. It makes a whole slew of cookies.  5 dozen wonderful cookies ready in no time.
  3. They are flat and easily packaged for shipping and/or giving.  No need to worry about sprinkles coming off or chocolate kisses being squished.
  4. They freeze well.  This means you can make these now, place them in the freezer in individual gift packages and just pull them out when heading to a holiday gathering or to send to school for the kid's teachers.
  5. Santa loves them.  How do I know?  Well, when I left those cookies out for him, there was nary a crumb left and I got a really great Christmas gift that year!!
Maple Doodles

These cookies bake up crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.  I will be including them on my tray when I go to my sister in law's Annual Cookie Exchange this year.

Maple Doodles Pin

I hope you have enjoyed this Christmas Cookies Week and that it has helped you in your Holiday planning.  Stay tuned as we share more holiday ideas as we celebrate Cranberry Week starting on Monday.  

Desserts, Cookies, Christmas, Holiday Baking
Desserts, Cookies
Yield: 60 Cookies
Author: Wendy Klik
Maple Doodles

Maple Doodles

Snicker Doodle and Maple Cookies collide in these delicious cookies perfect for Christmas or anytime you have a hankering for a tasty treat.
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 14 MinTotal time: 34 Min


  • 1/2 c. light brown sugar
  • 1 T. cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. vegetable shortening
  • 4 T. butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 c. pure maple syrup
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • large pinch of salt


  1. Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl of stand mixer cream together the shortening, butter and sugar until creamy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  4. Stir in the syrup and vanilla.
  5. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour, baking powder and salt until incorporated.
  6. Increase speed and mix until well blended.
  7. Using a small cookie scoop form the dough into balls and roll each ball in the cinnamon sugar.
  8. Place onto baking sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Use the bottom of a glass to gently press down and flatten the cookies.
  9. Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 12-14 minutes, rotating after 6-7 minutes.
  10. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Adapted from a recipe found in All the Good Cookies

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  1. So many great "doodle" cookies this event. Maple is one of my favorite flavors! Love the milk bottle!

    1. Thanks Karen, there were a lot of wonderful variations on this classic.

  2. Great combination of flavors in these fabulous Holiday cookies.

  3. I am loving the addition of the maple flavors! So good!

  4. Great idea adding maple to these cookies

  5. Santa approved! As a New England girl I'm totally down for anything maple!

  6. Maple Doodles! These just sound like a cookie I HAVE TO BAKE! Guess I better order more maple syrup!

  7. I love the maple going on in this doodle!

  8. These are so delicious, chewy, and perfectly spiced. Can't wait to make them for the holidays!!

  9. Maple plus snickerdoocles--can't go wrong there!


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