Maple Cut out Cookies with Pecans

Need a simple cookie that tastes like fall? Make these Vermont Maple Leaf Cookies with Maple Balsamic Glaze!  Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar is the key ingredient for these cute leaf shaped cookies. This recipe begins with rich pure butter, maple balsamic vinegar, and sifted confectioners sugar. The dough is chilled then rolled and cut into small maple leaf shaped cookies.  Bake these cookies for  10 minutes before frosting with maple infused glaze.  As a garnish to these sweet maple filled cookies, sprinkle with Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar Pecans.

Maple leaf Cookie Cutter can be found here.

Recipe for Vermont Maple Leaf Cookies 

Vermont Maple Leaf Cookies Recipe

Whether fall is your favorite time of the year or it is actually the fall season you will want to make these maple infused cookies.  Maple Leaf Cookie recipe has a Maple Balsamic Glaze.  The glaze is creamy buttercream with a hint of maple flavoring.  You will love it.  I served this with Maple ice cream and everyone loved it.  You will too.  Watch the how to videos below; check out the other recipes when you can.  If you don’t have the vinegar.. no worries, just use maple extract.  These cookies are light, but buttery and well.. just delicious!


Maple Leaf Cookie Recipe

  • Author: Liz Bushong
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-12 minuts
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 24+ cookies 1x
  • Category: Desserts- Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


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1 cup butter, chilled, cut into tablespoon pieces+2 tablespoons for glaze

4 tablespoons maple syrup-divided

2 tablespoon Vermont Maple Balsamic vinegar-divided

2 large egg yolks

1 teaspoon maple extract

2 cups confectioner’s sugar-divided

3 cups all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt


2 tablespoons butter, softened

4 tablespoons maple syrup

1 cup confectioner’s sugar


1/2 cup toasted Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar pecans, chopped as desired

Ingredients for Toasted Vermont Maple Balsamic Pecans 

1 cup pecans

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar* or Maple Syrup


  1. In food processor with steel blade, pulse flour, 1 cup confectioner’s sugar and salt until combined.
  2. Add chilled butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Add egg yolks, 4 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 tablespoon Maple Balsamic Vinegar, maple extract and process until soft dough is formed.
  4. Divide dough in half, pat into rectangle, and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate one hour.
  5. Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.  Adjust oven rack to upper-middle and lower-middle positions.
  6. Roll each dough half to ¼ inch thickness and re-chill 10 minutes.  Using a maple leaf cookie cutter, cut out shapes.
  7. Place on baking sheets ½ inch apart.  Bake until edges are lightly browned, about 10-12 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cookies cool before removing from pans.

To make glaze:

In glass proof microwave dish melt 2 tablespoons butter, 4 tablespoons maple syrup, and 1 cup sifted confectioner’s sugar.  Whisk until smooth.  Spread thinly on each cooled cookie, top with toasted pecans.

To Make Toasted Vermont Maple Balsamic Pecans 

In small zip lock bag, place all ingredients, shake to coat and place pecans on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Toast in oven at 350 for 20 minutes, stir at 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to  cool.  Use these pecans on Maple leaf cookies, on top of Maple ice cream, salads, or give as a gift.

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