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Maple Creams

Greetings,

I was inspired to make a cookie like this after having something similar that my dad got at Earth Fare. It was like an Oreo that was maple flavored instead of chocolate, very good. At an rate, these are way better then the ones my dad bought. If you love maple then you are bound to enjoy these Maple Creams. Plus, the frosting in the middle to totally like homemade Oreo filling, I foresee using it lots in the future!

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To make the cookies you must first cream together butter, sugar, vanilla, and maple flavoring.

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Add one egg.

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Stir in the flour and baking powder.

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Now, place half the dough on a surface dusted with powdered sugar. I know, “powdered sugar not flour?!” It really works better this way you can re-roll the dough as much as you need without making the cookie dough taste overly floury.

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Roll the dough to about a 1/8 inch thickness, with a powdered sugared rolling pin.

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Use a maple leaf (or any other) shaped cookie cutter to cut out the cookies. You may want to dip the cookie cutters in powdered sugar to keep the dough from sticking to them.

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Place the cut out cookies on ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining dough, and re-roll dough as necessary.

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Bake at 375F for 8-12 minutes on ungreased cookie sheets. After baking cool the cookies completely on wire racks.

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Now for the better then Oreo filling! Cream together shortening, vanilla, and butter flavoring.

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Add the powdered sugar and stir until well combined.

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Roll the filling out on a powdered sugared surface. Roll to about 1/8-1/4 inch thickness.

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Use the same cookie cutter that you used to cut out the cookies to cut out the frosting, that way it will fit perfectly.

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Just look at them all waiting to be eaten! Umm… I mean used in a cookie as the filling…

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All that is left is to sandwich the cookies together with the filling!

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Enjoy, the mapley, creamy goodness.

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Maple Creams
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Maple Creams: A maple sugar cookie filled with a glorious filling that is, basically, a homemade Oreo filling!
Ingredients
  • For the Cookies:
  • 1c. butter, soft
  • 1c. sugar
  • 1t. pure vanilla extract
  • 2T. maple flavoring
  • 1 egg
  • 3¼c. flour
  • 2t. baking powder
  • For the Filling:
  • 1c. shortening
  • 2t. pure vanilla extract
  • 2t. butter flavoring
  • 4c. powdered sugar
Method
  1. For the Cookies:
  2. Preheat oven to 375F.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter, sugar, vanilla, and maple flavoring.
  4. Stir in the egg. Stir in the flour and baking powder until well mixed.
  5. Roll half dough out onto a powdered sugar surface until about ⅛ inch thick.
  6. Cut out with maple leaf shaped cookie cutter. Place cut cookies on ungreased baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough, re-rolling when necessary.
  7. Bake at 375F for 8-12 minutes or until slightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
  8. For the Filling:
  9. Cream together shortening, vanilla, and butter flavoring.
  10. Beat in the powdered sugar.
  11. Roll the filling out onto a powdered sugar surface. Cut the filling out using the same maple leaf shaped cookie cutter used on the cookie dough.
  12. Sandwich the filling in between two cooled cookies.

Original Recipe By: Rilla Banks (A.K.A. Epic Sweet)