Maple Sugar Cookies
1 cup of butter
1 1/4 cup of maple sugar or white sugar
1/4 cup of maple syrup (Dark Amber is preferred)
2 tsp of vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1. Blend butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating each one well. Add in syrup and vanilla. Combine the remaining ingredients and gradually add to the butter and sugar mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for a couple hours or until easy to handle.
2. On a lightly floured table or cutting board, roll out to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured cookie cutter. Place apart on ungreased baking sheets.
3. Bake at 350° F for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and cool on wire racks. Makes about 4 dozen.