Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Its Maple Season in Vermont

Vermont Maple Cookies

½ Cup Shortening
2 Eggs
1 ½ Cups brown sugar packed
1 Cup Sour Cream
2 Tbsp. Maple Flavoring
2 ¾ Cup All-purpose Flour
½ Tsp. Soda
1 Tsp. Salt
1 Cup Chopped Nuts

Mix shortening, sugar, and eggs thoroughly. Stir in sour cream and maple flavoring. Measure flour by dipping method. Stir together flour, soda, and salt; blend in. Mix in nuts.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough about 2” apart on greased baking sheet. Bake about 10 minutes, or until almost no imprint remains when touched lightly. When cooled, spread with maple glaze.

Maple Butter Glaze

Heat ½ Cup butter until golden brown. Blend in 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar and 2 tsp. Maple flavoring. Stir in 2 to 4 tbsp. Hot water until icing spreads smoothly.


  1. I love your blog Bev and the name! The magic of Ordinary days is a great book and one of my fav movies! great title!!

  2. Hi Honey: Thanks. I chose the name before I knew about the movie and you are the first to mention there is a book. Now I will have to sign it out of the library, I'm sure I will love it too. Sending love and Happy Easter.