Maple Crackle Top Cookie Recipe

So when you are out of an ingredient, how is it that is all you crave? I ran out of maple syrup and had to run and pick some up this weekend. Which isn’t as easy as running to the grocery store because I like Canadian maple syrup, not Vermont. Hey, I’m Canadian, I’m sorry.

I’ve been making these cookies for awhile and never posted the recipe over here. This time I rolled them in a mixture of maple sugar and regular granulated sugar which is why they look a bit textured. You can do either. I was trying to get more maple flavour today so thought it was a good idea.

Maple Crackle Top Cookie Recipe


  • Maple Crackle Top Cookies
  • 1 c. shortening
  • 1 egg replacer
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. maple syrup
  • 4 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  • Cream shortening and sugar.
  • Whisk up egg replacer, add it to the shortening and sugar and add the syrup and vanilla.
  • Add dry ingredients. Beat until blended. Chill.
  • Shape into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Roll in granulated sugar. Flatten a bit as mine don't spread much.
  • Bake about 10 minutes in 350 degrees oven.

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    1. It’s kind of harder to come by, kind of old fashioned (but they have it at Whole Foods of course). I used to roll mine in regular granulated sugar and they were just fine!

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