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.
more walnut favorites:
Banana Walnut Muffins with Banana Icing
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.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons maple extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
- Beat butter and sugar, add egg and extracts, then add in flour, baking, powder, and salt until all combined well. Stir in nuts.
- Roll out dough on floured surface. Cut into the desired shape with cookie cutter. Bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet at 400 degrees for 7-9 minutes. Cool completely before icing.
- Maple Icing
- two cups powdered sugar
- two tablespoons water
- one tablespoon corn syrup
- one teaspoon maple extract
- four drops white Americolor coloring
- Mix together until smooth and pipe on cooled cookies with a piping bag and #4 tip.
Debbie Habberstad says
what are the amounts for the icing… ?? :-/
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.
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
Isn’t it funny, I don’t like maple syrup on pancakes either. But give me maple cookies, candy, baked goods, ice cream, anything else and I’m happy as a clam. LOVE these cookies!
and here I thought I was the only one 🙂 glad to see I’m in good company!!!
I love maple walnut too and your cookies are beautiful.
P.S. I love real maple syrup on my pancakes 🙂
Oh Diane I love walnut and maple as well. I bet these cookies are outrageous
I love maple and walnuts in every shape or form, so these look like winners to me, thanks for another great recipe!
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!♥
First you reigned as scone queen and now you’re also the cut out cookie queen! Awesome!
LOL!!! Sue you are too sweet 🙂
Sanjeeta kk says
How beautiful, Diane..I wonder if I could ever frost my cookie like these 🙂
you certainly can 🙂 give it a try!
Yumm, sounds amazing and they are so perfect and pretty! Forgot to mention that I love the new blog design and header!!
Thank you so much, hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Sue/the view from great island says
Black Walnut ice cream is my favorite! And I think these might be my favorite of all your amazing cookies…so far at least. I love the walnut in the dough, and the understated decorating. Just lovely.
Brian @ A Thought For Food says
I’m a fan of the pairing as well… in fact, I just had an amazing maple walnut soufflé at an inn in Maine. It was fabulous!
You’ve said the magic words, as far as I am concerned…walnut and maple!
I’m not usually one to make frosted cookies, but these Maple Walnut Cookies look fabulous!
Gorgeous cookies with irresistible favors!
These sound SO delicious and look beautiful Diane!
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!
Can’t seem to find the baking instructions. Have I just overlooked them?
The instructions are after the ingredients I hope you are able to view it, the recipe is printable. The instructions are visible to me, let me know if you are able to see it through this link.
Here is the printable link
I am using a new (to me) recipe format and hope this helps.
Hi Diane – I clicked on both links to find the baking instructions, and neither of them were showing it. Help — I’d love to make these!!
Hi Patricia, I’m not sure what “links” you are clicking on. Here is the link to the post https://www.createdby-diane.com/2012/04/maple-walnut-cut-out-cookies-with-maple-icing.html The printable instructions are in pink, and have a print button. I’d love to know where the trouble is so that I can fix it. If you could let me know more details that would be great. I thought maybe you landed on a photo url and not the post, but that isn’t the case as your comment is on the post so I’m confused. Please email me [email protected] Thank you. I could not be having an issue as I’m the admin on the site. Would love to know where the problem is.
I think I fixed it. Let me know.
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 😉
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.
Rachel @ Bakerita says
These are so cute, and sound so delicious! Can’t wait to try them.