Salted Maple Glazed Shortbread Cookies

Maple glazed shortbread cookies


Salted Maple Glazed Shortbread Cookies

Pure Michigan Maple Syrup is harvested between February and April. Cold nights and mild days make for the perfect weather when it comes to extracting sap from maple trees, and once boiled down into syrup, can be used in many different things! These maple-centered treats are sure to quench your taste for the sweet, warm flavor of maple syrup, and are great to make as a family! Grab a bottle from your local sugar shack and head back home to bake up these delicious treats!
Course Dessert, Snack, Family Friendly, holiday
Keyword maple syrup, cookie
Author Chef Larissa Popa



  • 2 cups butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar firmly-packed
  • 1 egg large
  • 1/4 cup Michigan Maple Sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Michigan Maple Syrup
  • water as needed; for thinning out
  • flakey sea salt as needed; for garnish



  • Preheat oven to 350ºF
  • In a mixing bowl fitted with paddle attachment, combine room temp butter, brown sugar and cream together till combined well
  • Add egg and Michigan Maple syrup, mix well then scrape well
  • Add flour, mix well, scrape down as needed, let dough chill in refrigerator for about 30 minutes
  • Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out on to a sheet tray with parchment or silicone mat
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes, till slighlty golden brown, let cool


  • Sift powder sugar into new bowl
  • Add maple syrup and mix till combined, if too thick add water as needed to thin out till desired glaze consistency
  • Place glaze into a pastry bag or ziplock cut a small hole at the bottom and glaze cooled cookie
  • Before the glaze hardens finish with a little bit of flakey sea salt