One of my favorite Christmas traditions is baking cookies with my kids. We typically host a cookie exchange for my daughter's friends, so we are often baking up a storm. One of our favorite cookies to make are snickerdoodles. If you have ever had those yummy, cinnamon sugar treats then you know why. We love the flavor of maple and decided to add some to our traditional cookie recipe and the results were amazing! If you are looking for a cookie recipe for a holiday cookie exchange or just to gift to friends and neighbors, this Maple Snickerdoodles is it. Be sure to also try our Recipe for Biscotti Bites.! You'll also love our Easy Christmas Cookie Cake Bars.
What makes this maple snickerdoodle recipe great
- Perfect for a Christmas cookie exchange
- The maple flavor really takes the classic snickerdoodle over the top
- unsalted butter
- granulated sugar
- brown sugar
- maple syrup
- vanilla extract
- baking soda
- all purpose flour
- ground cinnamon
- cream of tartar
How to make this easy snickerdoodle recipe with maple
To make this yummy maple snickerdoodles cookie recipe, start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. Prepare your cookie sheets with parchment paper. This will make clean up a breeze.
Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Add the butter, sugar, and brown sugar in the mixing bowl. In a stand mixer, cream the butter and both sugars together until light and fluffy. Add in the maple syrup, vanilla, and egg in with the butter and sugar mixture and beat until all of the ingredients are well combined.
In the large bowl sift the dry ingredients.
Slowly, a little at a time add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until a dough forms. Cover the bowl and place the dough in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to chill.
After the dough has been chilled, scoop out the dough and roll it into 1 ½ balls. Roll the dough balls in the cinnamon sugar.
Place the cookie dough balls on the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake the cookies at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or until the tops of the cookies have cracked and the cookies are set.
If you are looking for a new cookie recipe to leave for Santa, try this one. A little elf told me he loves the flavor of maple!
Maple Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe
- Maple Snickerdoodles Ingredients:
- ¾ C unsalted butter softened
- ¾ C sugar
- ¼ C brown sugar
- ¼ C maple syrup
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 ¼ C flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Cinnamon Sugar Coating Ingredients:
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- Prep cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Add the butter, sugar, and brown sugar in the mixing bowl. Cream the butter and both sugars together until light and fluffy.
- Add in the maple syrup, vanilla, and egg in with the butter and sugar mixture.
- Beat until all of the ingredients are well combined.
- In the large bowl sift the dry ingredients.
- Slowly, a little at a time add these ingredients into the wet ingredients.
- Put the dough in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Scoop out the dough into 1 ½ balls.
- Roll the dough balls in the cinnamon sugar.
- Place the dough balls on the prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. (Or until the tops of the cookies have cracked and the cookies are set).
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
This recipe will make 2 dozen cookies.
Yes you do. If you don't chill the dough, it will be almost impossible to work with and roll into cookies.
These cookies can be stored in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days.