Maple Walnut Cut Out Cookies with Maple Icing

For as long as I can remember I’ve liked “Maple Walnut”. 

Maple walnut ice cream,

Wet walnut topping on hot fudge sundaes 

(which is walnuts in a maple syrup) which I made many gallons of at an ice cream shop, which was my first job. Maybe that is why I have so many ice cream memories.

Funny I really don’t like maple syrup on pancakes….hmmm

but I do like maple syrup on these cupcakes and if you like those you may like these and oh yes there is the walnut and brie appetizer that I really need to make again.

The other day my husband shared with me a bite of  a maple walnut dark chocolate candy that was WONDERFUL good thing I didn’t have a whole box full or they’d be gone!

Since that day, I’ve been dreaming of maple walnut and just had to make them into cookies.

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Maple Walnut Cut Out Cookies with Maple Icing
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons maple extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2¾ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup finely chopped walnuts
  1. Beat butter and sugar, add egg and extracts, then add in flour, baking, powder and salt until all combined well. Stir in nuts.
  2. Roll out dough on floured surface. Cut into desired shape with cookie cutter. Bake on parchment lined baking sheet at 400 degrees for 7-9 minutes. Cool completely before icing.
  3. *
  4. Maple Icing
  5. two cups powdered sugar
  6. two tablespoons water
  7. one tablespoon corn syrup
  8. one teaspoon maple extract
  9. four drops white Americolor coloring
  10. Mix together until smooth and pipe on cooled cookies with a piping bag and #4 tip.

Other walnut favorites:

Banana Walnut Muffins with Banana Icing

Toffee with Walnuts

Frozen Banana Treat with Walnuts

and these yummy walnut cookies

I am getting a lot of use out of the Recipe Index on my site, can you tell? It’s so much easier to locate all these “hidden” treasures.


I like outlining some cookies for those who don’t prefer a lot of icing…

Since the maple extract has a beige coloring when mixed in the icing I added a few drops of white food coloring to brighten it up a bit and I’m so glad I did, the cookies had an antique white look.

oh and some minis that were so cute!

These were my husbands favorites, he said they reminded him of Lennox China with the details added, I had fun playing around with the remaining icing and kept piling it on :) more of a haphazard way, but they turned out cute.


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      Diane says

      oops sorry about that, I’ve using a new recipe area and it’s not meant for two recipe on one post, so it deletes the numbers.
      2 cups powdered sugar
      2 tablespoons water
      1 tablespoon corn syrup
      1 teaspoon maple extract
      4 drops white Americolor food coloring
      Mix all until smooth and pipe onto cooled cookies with #4 tip.

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    Tesei says

    I love maple and walnuts in every shape or form, so these look like winners to me, thanks for another great recipe!

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    Diane, you hit the nail on the head with these, I love love walnuts, they are my favorite, I usually use ground walnuts but chopped sounds even better I like a little crunch. Thanks for sharing Diane!♥

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    I’m not usually one to make frosted cookies, but these Maple Walnut Cookies look fabulous!
    Gorgeous cookies with irresistible favors!

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    Russell at Chasing Delicious says

    Another batch of super cute cookies! I love the cross hatching and dot patterns too. Loving the flavor as well. Yum!

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    Josephine says

    Hi Diane,

    Your cookies look so pretty! How do you do the patterns on top? I’m very new to baking but would love to give an attempt 😉

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      Diane says

      I place the icing in a piping bag fitted with a coupler and round tip #2 or #3. Then pipe on the icing in the desired decoration. You can find those types of supplies at baking supply stores or online.


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