Maple Sandwich Cookies

Time for Sunday baking!

After my faculty/student mixer where I made carrot cake cupcakes, I had a TON of maple cream cheese frosting left over.  Instead of throwing it away (or eating it straight with a spoon), I decided to incorporate it into my weekly baking.  I didn’t want to make cupcakes again since I’m low on cupcake liners.

Then inspiration came… hmm I could make maple homemade oreos… Sounds delicious right?  Since I don’t have enough cocoa powder to make chocolate cookies and digging out my cars seems like a terrible idea, I thought of another alternative: maple cookies!

Homemade Maple Cookies + Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Maple Sandwich Cookies

adapted from Smitten Kitchen’s Graham Crackers and Smitten Kitchen’s Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 cups + 2 tbsp all purpose flour
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp sea salt
7 tbsp of butter
1/3 cup maple syrup
5 tbsp milk
2 tbsp vanilla extract
Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

In a food processor pulse together dry ingredients.  Add butter, maple syrup, milk and vanilla and process until it’s a smooth ball.  Wrap in saran wrap or wax paper and chill for a few hours or overnight.

Once chilled, preheat oven to 350 degrees, roll out the dough and cut into circles.  No need for fancy tools.

You could pretty much do this in any shape you’d like.

Bake for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom.  Let the cookies cool completely.  If you’re in a hurry throw them in the freezer for a few minutes.

Put your maple cream cheese frosting in a plastic bag and cut off a corner.

This will make it easier to fill the cookies, no need for a knife!

Pipe a dollop of frosting on one side of the cookie

Press the other cookie onto the frosting.

Makes about 30 deliciously sweet cookies.

Enjoy!  Watch out for maple drippings!

I googled maple cookies after I made these and a lot of the recipes use maple flavoring!  That’s nonsense!  Use the real thing!

What’s your favorite type of sandwich cookie?

P.S. Don’t forget to go vote for my penguin olives over at Mara’s blog for the Cute Food Saturday, The Cuteiversary Contest!

P.P.S.  You can win some maple syrup to make this at Jessica’s VERMONSTER giveaway!!!


14 thoughts on “Maple Sandwich Cookies

  1. healthyexposures says:

    These are cook-book gorgeous! Are you sure you’re not tricking us? 😛
    Seriously though- great photos and great recipe. And I’m with you 100% – why on earth would you want to use maple flavoring?! I feel like that should be illegal, haha. (Okay okay, unless it’s for health reasons or something.)

  2. Danielle says:

    These seriously look perfect! And of course I’m lovin’ the icing

    My favorite sandwich cookies when I was a kid were pumpkin whoppers 🙂

  3. Anna says:

    Yummumumumummmm these look so good! I love maple sandwich cookies! Have you ever tried the kind from the grocery store that are shaped like leaves? I can’t remember their name…but they’re delish!

  4. Jenn ( says:

    :O these look SO good!! My favorite sandwich cookie is an Oreo, but since becoming “health conscious” I switched to Newman O’s, because organic sugar is good for you, right? LOL 😉

    So what exactly did the 50mm lens do that yours doesn’t? These pics are practically popping through my screen! *wishful thinking*


  5. louisianagrown says:

    These seriously look AMAZING, and I think your photography is extra good this post, two. Those food two photos look like they could be straight off of Smitten Kitchen. 🙂

  6. Karin says:

    Oh heaven, these look so scrumptious! Surprisingly enough I have never made any sandwich cookies. Yours look so good though, I definitely have to make them too.

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