Y’all. I love maple. It reminds me of getting maple flavored Long Johns with my Grandma when I was a little girl. Which I now realize was not actually maple syrup, but artificial maple flavoring. The funny thing is that I actually hated real maple syrup until I was an adult! I only wanted that fake butter flavored syrup. When real food started to become a priority for us, I switched to real organic maple syrup and now I love that and can’t stand the fake stuff. Isn’t it funny how our tastebuds change based on what we are accustomed to?
Well, if I’m honest, I do still love a maple Long John. 😉
These maple sugar cookies use real maple syrup, not the fake stuff. And they are super delicious. They are like a really great sugar cookie with the extra goodness of maple. Baking them at a lower temperature lets them cook slowly so they stay nice and soft. They have this wonderful light buttery flavor that goes so perfectly with the touch of maple. Ugh. They are seriously so so good.