Maple Walnut Cookies with Maple Butter Icing

From the Kitchen of: Yolanda Caccamo Quackenbush

Cookie Ingredients:

* 2 Eggs

* 1/2 cup of Butter Crisco

* 1 Cup of Dark Brown Sugar

* 1 Cup of Sour Cream

* 1 TBSP of Maple Extract

* 2 + 1/2 Cups of All Purpose Flour

* 1/2 tsp. of Baking Soda

* 1/2 tsp. of salt

* 1 Cup of Chopped Walnuts


* Beat together Crisco, Brown Sugar, and Egg

* Stir in Sour Cream and Maple Extract

* In a small bowl, mix Flour, Baking Soda, and Salt

* Add to Crisco Mixture and Blend, then add chopped Walnuts.

* Cover and Chill dough for at least an hour.

* Pre-heat oven to 375 Degrees

* Drop by TBSP's onto a cookie sheet lined with Parchment Paper.

* Bake for 10 minutes

* When cookies are done, let them fully cool and then make the Glaze for the top (See how to make Maple Butter Glaze Below)

* Dip the tops of each cookie with the Butter Maple Glaze


Maple Butter Glaze Ingredients:

* 1/2 Cup of Softened Butter

* 2 Cups of Powdered Sugar

* 2 TBSP of Maple Extract

* 2-3 TBSP of Hot Water


* In a small sauce pan, Heat Butter until Golden Brown

* Add Powdered Sugar and Maple Extract, Whisk

* Add Water a TBSP at a time, until the right consistency and whisk.