Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Cookies: Maple Glazed Cookies

Preheat oven to 350.
Cream together until light and fluffy:
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup Sugar
Mix in:
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup maple syrup
Mix in gently (on low setting if using mixer):
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
Drop batter by rounded tablespoons onto baking tray, spacing 3" apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden on the edges. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
For glaze: reduce 1/2 cup maple syrup by half. Drizzle over cookies, then sprinkle LIGHTLY with coarse salt. Allow glaze to harden overnight. Store in airtight containers.