This post is for the 3rd Edition of the Canadian Genealogy Carnival.
My great grandmother's family (Brown) came down from Nova Scotia to Massachusetts during the 1890s. The maple cookie recipe traveled with them and has evolved into the following.
Ingredients for Maple Cookies:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup real maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
granulated sugar for rolling/coating
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets or place parchment down. In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Add the egg, syrup and vanilla mixing until well blended. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda. Stir into mixture until well blended. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in the sugar. Place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart and flatten slightly.
Bake 8 minutes in the preheated oven. Let cool on wire rack. Enjoy!
Colleen Degnan Johnson