Now for something sweet from the FoodNetwork, the online cookbook I've been using this month....cookies!
These maple cookies are perfect for a packed lunch or an afternoon coffee break, or, as my husband believes, any time of day. The recipe comes from chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Emeril Lagasse who's known for "kicking it up a notch" and does he ever with these cookies. They not only contain maple syrup and pure maple flavouring but they're glazed with maple sugar icing.
The dough was really easy to work with, which isn't always the case with sticky maple syrup as an ingredient, but it did soften quickly and needed to be chilled from time to time. I re-rolled the scraps and made more than 5 dozen cookies. Even with the extras, there was enough glaze for all, the trick was to keep it warm so it could be applied thinly.
These tasted incredible the day they were made and, unbelievably, they were even better the next day, with the same crunch as freshly baked but stronger maple flavour.
I originally found this recipe on foodnetwork.com but it's no longer available there. It is on Emeril's site so if your want to make these cookies - and I know you do - the recipe is here.
I'm linking this post to Cookbook Countdown hosted by Kitchen Flavours and Emily's Cooking (Makan2) Foray.