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Sep 5, 2022

Maple Syrup Pancake Cookies

These Maple Syrup Pancake Cookies are a delicious version of your favorite fall weekend breakfast in a cookie form. 

Maple Syrup Pancake Cookies in a small casserole dish.

When fall rolls around (and it can't be soon enough after this long hot summer), you'll enjoy these totally maple-y "pancake" cookies. 

I love the flavors of fall, including pecans, apples, fall squash, pomegranates, and sweet potatoes

One of my favorite fall flavors is maple, and these cookies are loaded with the ingredient, including 1/2 cup in the cookie batter and 1/2 cup in the glaze. These cookies are a maple lover's dream. 

Maple Syrup Pancake Cookies on a blue plate.

Ingredients you will need:

Pantry ingredients: 

All purpose flour, baking soda, salt, butter, brown sugar, confectioners' sugar, eggs, and vanilla. 

Additional ingredients:

Pure maple syrup - be sure to use the real stuff. 

Plain, unsweetened, full flat yogurt (not Greek style) or sour cream - either one will do. I used yogurt because I had a container in the fridge. 

Maple Syrup Pancake Cookies on a cooling rack.

How to Make These Cookies:

First, bake the cookies. Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt, and set it aside. Then, in a bowl of a stand mixer or in a bowl with an electric mixer, beat the butter at high speed for two minutes to get it fluffy. 

Next, add granulated sugar to the butter and beat for about 3 minutes. Add maple syrup, eggs, yogurt, and vanilla, and beat on high speed for 1 to 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl. 

After that, dump the flour mixture into the bowl with the butter, egg, and syrup mixture, and beat on low until just combined. 

Use a #40 cookie scoop (about 1 1/2 tablespoons) to scoop the batter onto parchment lined baking sheets and bake for about 13 to 15 minutes. They will spread quite a bit, like pancakes!

Maple Syrup Pancake Cookies Stacked.

Once the cookies have cooled, spoon the glaze over the top of the cookies and let it dry. 

Storing these maple cookies:

These cookies are very soft and will stay fresh for several days in an airtight container placed between layers of wax paper. 

You could also use these cookies, without the glaze, for ice cream sandwiches. I'd love to try them with brown bread ice cream, Heath Bar ice cream, or vanilla gelato

You make these cookies ahead and freeze them. Just don't glaze them until after thawing. 

Tip for cooling baking sheets between each batch (this tip works if you have a tile, granite, or other sturdy countertop... not wood): After baking the cookies, let the baking sheet cool slightly on a wire rack until it is no longer super hot, and then move it directly to your counter to cool completely. The coolness of the countertop will cool off your pan. 

Maple Syrup Pancake Cookies in a small casserole dish.

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Maple Syrup Pancake Cookies stacked on a black plate.

Maple Syrup Pancake Cookies

Maple Syrup Pancake Cookies
Yield: 40 Cookies
Author: Karen's Kitchen Stories
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 35 Min
These Maple Syrup Pancake Cookies are a delicious version of your favorite fall weekend breakfast in a cookie form.


For the Cookies
  • 300 grams (2 1/2 cups) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 113 grams (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 285 grams (1 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar)
  • 160 grams (1/2 cup) pure maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 115 grams (1/2 cup) plain full fat yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the Glaze
  • 57 grams (2 ounces/4 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 160 grams (1/2 cup) pure maple syrup
  • 180 grams (1 1/2 cups) sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


To Make the Cookies
  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper (you will cool and re-use the baking sheets and parchment as you bake the cookies).
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a small bowl.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the butter and beat with the paddle attachment on high speed for two minutes. Add the sugar and beat for an additional three minutes, until the mixture is pale yellow. Add the syrup, eggs, yogurt, and vanilla. Beat on high for one to two minutes more, scraping the bowl as necessary.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the bowl and beat on low for about 30 seconds, until incorporated.
  5. Use a #40 cookie scoop (1 1/2 tablespoons) to scoop the batter onto the baking sheet, three inches apart. Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, for 13 to 15 minutes.
  6. Cool the cookies on the pan for five minutes, and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Cool the pan before re-using.
To Glaze the Cookies
  1. In a small saucepan, heat the butter and syrup until the butter has melted.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the sugar and salt. Cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Spoon 1 1/2 teaspoons of the glaze over each cookie and let set.

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Recipe adapted from Sally's Cookie Addiction: Irresistible Cookies, Cookie Bars, Shortbread, and More from the Creator of Sally's Baking Addiction. 

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Would you like to comment?

  1. I'm thinking these are going to be my new favorite cookie! Breakfast flavors in a cookie!

  2. These cookies are completely drool worthy and delicious! I can have cookies for breakfast!

  3. These are so cute! They look like a stack of little pancakes and who can resist a maple dessert?

  4. Oh my goodness, we LOVE all things maple! I can't wait to try these, I know they'll get gobbled up in a hurry!! Thanks for the tips on proper storage too!

  5. Love the idea of using them for ice cream sandwiches! Being from New England we're all big maple fans!

  6. So fun! I actually thought these were pancakes at first glance!

  7. What fun cookies, they are adorable. Can't wait to try them

  8. Love love these cookies, so cute and tasty too


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