Maple Butter Sandwich Cookies
 
 
makes 24 cookies
Ingredients
  • for the cookies:
  • 2 sticks of butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • red, yellow and orange food coloring
  • for the maple buttercream:
  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light in color and fluffy in texture. Add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. Add food coloring and mix again until combined. Go for a bit more intense color than you’d think at first because the flour will lighten up the dough. Add the flour and mix on low speed until the dough comes together. Roll it out between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Cut your cookies and bake them at 350 degrees F for 8 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, prepare maple butter. Place all ingredients in the bowl of your electric mixer. Mix on low speed to combine, then increase to high speed and whip it together for a few minutes.
  4. To assemble, sandwich a teaspoon of maple butter between 2 cookies and repeat =)
Recipe by Sweet Explorations at http://sweetexplorations.com/maple-buttercream-sandwich-cookies/