Maple Sugar Cookies

1 cup of butter

1 1/4 cup of maple sugar or white sugar

2 eggs

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.