Here’s a maple cookie recipe in celebration of fall. If you happen to have maple extract on hand (who doesn’t?), it’ll make these cookies undeniably maple-y. If you don’t have any, no worries, these cookies will still be delicious.
Recipe adapted from the Nigella Lawson website
Makes about 2 dozen cookies
½ cup brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons applesauce
½ cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon maple extract (optional)
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt24 pecan halves
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, mix the canola oil with the brown sugar.
- Add the applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and maple extract. Mix well.
- Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined.
- Form balls of dough with your hands (or use a cookie scoop to save time) and place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.
- Place a pecan half on each cookie and press down lightly. (Try not to flatten the dough too much)
- Bake for 8-10 minutes and then let cool on a wire rack.
I rounded up some other mouth-watering vegan maple cookie recipes that I saw online. I still have yet to try these, but they’re on my to-do list!
Maple Oat Cookies
Maple Spice Cookies
Banana Maple Oatmeal Cookies
Chocolate Maple Cookies
And if you’re having a massive maple snack attack, but aren't in the mood to bake, the Trader Joe's Maple Leaf Cookies are vegan. :)