A Lotus Grows in Brooklyn


Vegan Maple Syrup Drop Cookies
October 8, 2009, 11:38 am
Filed under: Vegan, Vegetarian | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Ah, fall. I don’t know why it is that we think we only get to experience the wonderful flavors of things like maple, nutmeg, and pumpkin during this three-month period. But I am pleased as a winter-hoarding squirrel to be indulging in these scrumptious, comforting tastes at the moment.

Last night I began my foray into seasonal baking with these very simple maple syrup drop cookies, from the blog Kaji’s Mom. They came out smaller than I anticipated (perhaps because I forgot to grease the cookie sheet so they didn’t spread out much) and the icing was a little too liquidy, so I’d reduce the amount of soymilk. Otherwise, super easy and very tasty!

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Maple Syrup Drop Cookies

1/2C margarine, softened
1/2C packed brown sugar
2Tb applesauce
1/2C real maple syrup
1/2tsp vanilla extract
1tsp baking soda
pinch salt
2C all-purpose flour

Icing:
1/2C powdered sugar
1Tb maple syrup
1/2 – 1Tb soymilk
1tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.

In a large bowl, cream the margarine and brown sugar. Add the applesauce, syrup and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda. Stir into mixture slowly, mixing until well blended. Put dough in freezer for 10 to 30 minutes for easier rolling. Shape into 1 inch balls, place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

While cooling, mix together the powdered sugar, syrup, soymilk and vanilla. The mixture should be smooth and drizzle-able, if it’s too thick add more soymilk. Pour mixture into a plastic baggie, snip off a tiny corner and drizzle over the cooled cookies. Allow the drizzle to harden completely before stacking and storing in an airtight container.

Photo taken by me at about 7 am today. Notice the sunrise glow. 🙂

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Yum Maple!

Comment by cookingforaveganlover

delicious!! i am tempted to eat the dough raw. I sprinkled in some chopped pecans.

Comment by Rachel




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