Maple Cookies, 10 healthy ways

Holidays would not be the same without all the yummy holiday cookies. These maple cookies are very easy to make; they smell of maple syrup and are an interesting melt-in-your-mouth  twist on the classical sugar cookie. If you triple this recipe and try every cookie variation listed below, your guests would think you spent a week in the kitchen when all you did was bake one type of cookie.

  1. For Almond Cookies add: 1 tbsp. almond extract+ handful almond slices
  2. For Lemon Cookies add:  grated est of 1 lemon + 1 tsp. lemon juice+1 tsp. maple syrup.
  3. For Coconut cookies add: Handful of coconut flakes
  4. For Cacao Nib Cookies add: 1 tbsp. raw cacao powder + 3 tbsp. cacao nibs+ 2 mashed dates.
  5. For Cranberry Orange Cookies add: Handful of dried cranberries+ zest of 1 small orange.
  6. For Cinnamon Cookie add:  dash of allspice + 1 tsp cinnamon. Bake, sprinkle with brown sugar and serve.
  7. For Banana Cookie add: 1 tsp.Banana extract+ 1 mashed banana
  8. For Pecan cookies add: handful of crushed pecans
  9. For Chocolate peppermint add: Dip already baked sugar cookies in a melted organic chocolate bar and then sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
  10. For Peanut butter cookie sandwiches add: Spread raw peanut butter between two already baked  cookies.

Maple Cookies

Maple Cookies, 10 healthy ways

By Dr. Anastasia Published: December 7, 2012

    Maple cookies: easy light and versatile.

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
      maple syrup cookies
    2. In a large bowl, combine the first 4 ingredients. In a small bowl combine the remaining ingredients and mix well. Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture, mixing well.
    3. Sprinkle flour on a cutting board. Roll dough into a sheet. Using cookie cutters, cut the cookies into a desired shape. Place the cookies onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake cookies for about 12 minutes, or until they are lightly brown around the edges. Cookies should be soft in the center. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

      About Dr. Anastasia

      Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition. She is a homeschooling mother of four boys and a girl. Dr. Anastasia starred on a yoga TV show. She also produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs. Dr. Anastasia speaks four languages and loves doing crafts with her children. She adores sharing her easy healthy family recipes with other mothers.

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