These Maple Oatmeal Cookies have a special ingredient that gives them the best maple flavor! They are easy to make, super chewy, packed with tender oats and sweetened with pure, delicious maple goodness.
- 1 c unsalted butter ((softened))
- 1 c maple sugar ((substitute with 3/4 c regular granulated sugar if not using maple sugar))
- 1 c light brown sugar ((lightly packed))
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract ((if you're not using maple sugar, a high quality maple extract can be used instead))
- 1 2/3 c all purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 1/2 c oats ((rolled oats or quick cooking oats can be used))
For the Glaze
- 1 c powdered sugar
- 4 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tbsp hot water ((or more to reach a drizzling consistency))
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment.
- In a large bowl, using an electric mixer combine the butter and sugars until light & fluffy.
- Add the egg and vanilla; mix until well blended.
- In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients; flour, baking soda, baking powder & salt. Whisk to combine.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture.
- Gently fold in the oats.
- Using a 2 tbsp cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto the baking tray leaving about 3 inches apart. Flatten slightly using the tips of your fingers.
- Bake for about 10-13 minutes or until golden brown. Cool fully on the tray.
- To make the maple glaze, mix all of the glaze ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Put icing in a piping bag fitted with a small round tip. Drizzle the glaze over the cookies and allow to dry before stacking or storing.
Recipe by Owlbbaking.com
If you are unable to pick up or find maple sugar, don't worry I have some options for you!
Maple sugar can be made at home! I found a great set of instructions at TheMerryThought which walk you through the process. In order to make your own maple sugar, all you need is pure maple syrup (1c of syrup=1c sugar). I have not done it myself yet, but it seems pretty straightforward.
If you don't want to go through with making the maple sugar, you could substitute regular granulated sugar for the maple sugar in this cookie recipe as listed above (3/4 granulated sugar instead of 1c maple sugar). If you're totally bummed about missing out on that maple goodness in the cookie, you could also use a high quality maple extract.