This post is sponsored by Celestial Seasonings but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Made with pure maple sugar and spices, these Ginger Maple Sugar Cookies are inspired by my favorite fall tea!
I’m sure, from my recent blog and Instagram posts, that you guys can tell how much I love autumn.
It is without a doubt my favorite time of the year.
Not to brag, but I kind of feel like I’m especially winning at fall this year. It’s barely October and I’ve already:
- gone apple picking
- carved pumpkins
- went to a fall festival
- unpacked my winter clothes (hello, favorite fuzzy sweater)
- decorated the entire house for Halloween
- started the goodie bags I give to trick-or-treaters
- started a scary movie list with my husband and watched six of them
- ironed out Halloween plans and parties
- did a fall-themed paint night
- bought/ate/drank all the pumpkin things
Oh, and made these Ginger Maple Sugar Cookies. Which is the first official “fall baking” I’ve done this year, but will not be the last.
These cookies are buttery, delicate sugar cookies that are made with maple sugar, maple syrup, and spices. If you’ve never tried maple sugar before, I highly suggest doing so!
These maple sugar cookies are inspired by my favorite fall flavors and traditions. Maple and ginger is an iconic fall pairing, and the star of my favorite tea from Celestial Seasonings. I am constantly drinking their Vermont Maple Ginger tea this time of the year (and Sleepytime and Honey Vanilla Chamomile, too!). They’re my favorite teas, and I love the fact that they’re made from responsibly sourced ingredients.
And what’s tea without a cookie or two?
Click here to check out Celestial Seasonings teas at Walmart! 🍂
What can you use maple sugar for?
Maple sugar is lovely used in your fall baking as a replacement for white or brown sugar. Start by swapping half of the white sugar for maple sugar to impart a delicate maple flavor, and then go from there! Maple sugar can also be stirred into your tea or coffee, caramelized with roasted carrots, or sprinkled on your morning oatmeal.
What can I substitute for the maple sugar?
If you do not have maple sugar, use brown sugar in its place for this recipe. You may want to add some maple extract in this case.
I hope that you make and enjoy these Ginger Maple Sugar Cookies! What are your favorite fall traditions? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check out Celestial Seasonings!
Making this recipe? You might need:
Pure Maple Sugar | Pure Maple Syrup | Organic Unbleached Flour | Leaf Cookie Cutter Set
This post contains affiliate links and are always products I love & use in my own kitchen!Print
Ginger Maple Sugar Cookies
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: About 3 dozen 1x
Made with pure maple sugar and spices, these Ginger Maple Sugar Cookies are inspired by delicious fall flavors!
For the Cookies:
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup maple sugar
- 1/2 cup cane sugar
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
For the Glaze:
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- water, to thin
- Make the cookie dough. Using a stand or hand mixer, beat the soft room temperature butter with the maple and cane sugars. Mix until creamy and lightened, about 3 minutes.
- Add in the maple syrup and vanilla, followed by the egg, beating well and scraping the bowl between additions.
- In a large bowl, whisk the flour with the salt, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom. Add the flour into the butter mixture in 3 additions, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
- Divide the dough in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap, flattening into a disk. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. *The dough can be made ahead and refrigerated overnight.
- Bake the cookies. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4″ thick, working with one disk at a time. Cut out the leaf cookies and place on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until golden at the edges, about 9-12 minutes, depending on size and thickness.
- Re-roll the dough scraps one time and repeat.
- Glaze the cookies. Combine the maple syrup and confectioners sugar to make the glaze. Adding one teaspoon at a time, add cold water to thin the icing to glazing consistency.
- Glaze cooled cookies and let dry to set. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 121
- Sugar: 5.3g
- Sodium: 86mg
- Fat: 5.3g
- Saturated Fat: 3.3g
- Carbohydrates: 17.1g
- Fiber: 0.3g
- Protein: 1.3g
- Cholesterol: 18mg
Elizabeth O says
These cookies look divine. A friend shared some ginger maple cookies that were simply amazing. Love your recipe.
Dana Brillante-Peller says
Fall is one of my favorite seasons. There’s always something to do, and much to see.
Elicit Folio says
I tried this recipe for my family and it was a hit! Super yummy and moist! This is a must save for sure!
An ode to Canada in cookies. I like that it has ginger in it.
Myrah Duque says
I love ginger cookies! These look great and it would have never occurred to me to use maple. That is smar.
emman damian says
Your Ginger Maple Sugar Cookies look so yummy! I want to make my own. Hope to bake it just in time for New Year!
That looks so great and delicious. I love the shape of it. Perfect for these holidays.
the joyous living says
yummy. these look delicious. love that you recommend a cuppa w/ the cookies. i love dunking a cookie in my tea. yum. happy christmas. joy
This recipe sounds so delicious! I love anything maple, so this I am sure would taste wonderful. Thank you for sharing this cookie recipe. 🙂
Ginger and maple sound like the perfect combination! I can’t wait to try these sugar cookies!
Subhashish Roy says
The Ginger Maple cookies looks so nice. Am sure it would be tasting awesome. Ginger always leaves a special taste.
Nicole Anderson | Camping for Women says
The thought of blending the two flavours of maple sugar with ginger is something I imagine would be such a great pairing. Looking through this recipe, it looks fairly easy to do and I can’t wait to give this a go. I’m sure this is something my partner would love as well.
These cookies looks great and I will try them! Definitely! I love ginger and everything I could make or add it too! This is the time of the year that we have to include this product on our diet as it has so many benefits for the body and our immune system!
I love using cookie cutters to make cookies like this. Maple sugar really does sound like a great alternative.
This looks amazing! Thanks so much for info! @momalwaysknows
Helen at Casa Costello says
Oh you are most definitely winning at life right now – what a fantastic autumn list. Those cookies sounds awesome too – I always forget how good maple is to bake with as it doesn’t get much use over here in the UK
melissa cushing says
Wow… these delicate cookies look so delicious and they are so beautiful too! What a great gift idea to make some of these and gift them in an adorable container! Will be making these…. thank you!
Your maple cookies sound awesome. I love the look of them when there finished little maple leaves. Now I just have to get someone to make them for me.
How cute are these! I was looking for some autumn baking ideas.
So cute – and perfect for a crisp Fall evening. I would totally love to sample those right now.
Shannon Graham says
Oh my goodness, these look so good. Plus, they’re absolutely adorable!