Recipe: nutmeg maple butter cookies

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Untitled Untitled Let's celebrate autumn with nutmeg maple butter cookies!
These with also would make cute little snacks for Thanksgiving ...

nutmeg maple butter cookies by Smitten Kitchen
1 cup (2 sticks or 226 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
1/2 cup (118 ml) maple syrup
1 large egg yolk
3 cups (375 grams) all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg or 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (because it packs more tightly)
1 1/4 teaspoon flaky salt or 1 teaspoon table salt

Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. With mixer running, add yolk and slowly drizzle in maple syrup. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, nutmeg and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix until just combined. The dough will be in loose clumps. Gather them together into a tight packet with a large piece of plastic wrap and chill dough for at least two hours (and up to four days) until firm.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a few baking sheets with parchment paper. I like to roll out a quarter to half the dough at a time, leaving the rest in the fridge. On a floured counter, roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness and cut into desired shapes.

Arrange cookies on baking sheets and bake for 8 to 11 minutes each, or until lightly golden at the edges. Transfer to racks to cool.
Cookies keep in airtight containers for a week, or in the freezer until their dance number is up.

Serve with tea.

Happy Thanksgiving,


  1. those sound seriously delicious!

  2. very cute! where'd you get your oak leaf and acorn cutters? all i can find are christmas shapes...

    1. I found them at a craft shop. They were part of a Halloween cookie cutter set. Maybe you should try Etsy, I'm sure they will have autumn cookie cutters...

  3. Super cute, and super delicious, I guess.

  4. I love cookies, and I LOVE that you said to serve with tea. I totally agree that biscuits need a good cup of tea for dunking :)

  5. these look so yummy!! I love all things autumnal, such a pretty time of year. :) your blog has such a pretty layout. xo

  6. I'm practically drooling reading this post - we don't have an oven in our tiny Paris apartment and the thing I miss most is baking festive holiday cookies :( Especially now that I know (okay, I already did know) that the winter here is going to get even colder!

  7. these are incredibly adorable & festive... and they sound delicious too!

  8. i am going to try making these tonite. im so excited! they are so fall-esque. thanks for sharing x

  9. YUM! These look delicious! I wonder if they'd work gluten free? I might have to give that a try.

  10. These look delish. I can't wait to make it this weekend!

  11. looks very delicious

  12. These look so adorable. Are they tiny? I like small cookies, they don't make me feel bad if I keep eating. ;)


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