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Ginger Maple Sugar Cookies

Ginger Maple Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Tiffany
  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Add in the maple syrup and vanilla, followed by the egg, beating well and scraping the bowl between additions.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Bake the cookies. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. 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.
  7. Re-roll the dough scraps one time and repeat.
  8. 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.
  9. 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