Thursday, February 5, 2009

Around the Kitchen Table

This post is for the 3rd Edition of the Canadian Genealogy Carnival.

My great grandmother's family (Brown) came down from Nova Scotia to Massachusetts during the 1890s. The maple cookie recipe traveled with them and has evolved into the following.

Ingredients for Maple Cookies:

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup real maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
granulated sugar for rolling/coating


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets or place parchment down. In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Add the egg, syrup and vanilla mixing until well blended. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda. Stir into mixture until well blended. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in the sugar. Place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart and flatten slightly.

Bake 8 minutes in the preheated oven. Let cool on wire rack. Enjoy!

Colleen Degnan Johnson
CMJ Office



Greetings Colleen,
Oh, do these sound good. I'm going to have to try this recipe. Thanks for posting it and submitting it to the Canadian Genealogy Carnival.

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

Your post made me laugh, Colleen. I am from Quebec and we kind of take it for granted that we have the best maple syrup in the country, but a few years back I made a close friend from Nova Scotia (he was a Scot who settled on my Acadian ancestors' land but that is another story!). He was quite convinced that Nova Scotian maple syrup was the best and there was no convincing him otherwise.
Evelyn in Montreal

Colleen Johnson, CMJ Office said...

I was just thinking of making these again. You gave me the necessary push. Canadian maple syrup is the best. My kids don't understand that yet. They still like the fake garbage.

Thanks for the comments Kathryn and Evelyn!