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Glazed Brown Sugar Maple Cookies

My new favorite fall cookies...pumpkin-shaped, soft, buttery, glazed, and delicious!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 182kcal


Brown Butter Glaze


  • 1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add the maple and vanilla, beat until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the egg and mix until combined. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, beat until combined and the dough forms a ball. Stir in the pecans (if using). If the dough feels too wet to roll out, add 2-4 tablespoons additional flour.
    2. Divide the dough in half. Roll out the dough on a floured piece of parchment to 1/4 inch thickness. Make sure you're using enough flour or your dough will stick. Cut out the cookies using a pumpkin cookie cutter (slice n' bake directions in notes). Carefully transfer the cookies to a parchment-lined baking sheet. I recommend using a floured spatula to lift the cookies. Cover the baking sheet and place in the freezer. Freeze until firm, about 20-33 minutes. Roll out the leftover scraps, and repeat with the remaining disk of dough. See notes if you are having trouble rolling the dough.
    3. Preheat oven to 350° F. Bake the cookies on the middle rack of the oven for 12-14 minutes (for soft cookies) or until just lightly golden brown. Cool on the baking sheet 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
    4.  Meanwhile, make the glaze. Add the butter to a small pot set over medium heat. Allow the butter to brown lightly until it smells toasted, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the maple syrup, powdered sugar, vanilla, and a pinch of salt.
    5. Drizzle the glaze over the cookies and decorate as desired with cinnamon sugar. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


To make Slice and Bake Cookies: Place the dough on a large piece of wax paper or plastic wrap. Using your hands, shape it into a log about 12 inches long and about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap the dough up in the wax paper and place in the fridge for 2 hours or up to 5 days.
Unwrap the dough and place it on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut the log into 1/4-1/2 inch slices. Arrange the slices on a baking sheet. Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet. 
To Make Ahead: the dough can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days. 
If You are Having Trouble Rolling the Dough Out: add 2-4 additional tablespoons flour. Then, chill the dough for 1-2 hours before rolling and cutting the cookies out. 


Calories: 182kcal