Monday, April 12, 2010
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 egg yolk
Maple Reduction Glaze1/4 cup maple syrup
sea salt, for topping
In a medium bowl, beat softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in maple syrup, egg yolk and salt and mix to combine. Gradually add in the flour. Beat until completely combined and mixture is crumbly.
Using your hands, form the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Place the balls 2 inches apart on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Flatten the cookies using the bottom of a glass or mug. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until the edges turn slightly golden. Let cool before removing from baking sheets.
While the cookies are cooling, prepare the glaze. In a small pan, bring the maple syrup to a boil and simmer until it has reduced to about 3/4 of the original amount. Spoon the thickened maple syrup on top of the cookies and sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Let the glaze set for a few minutes before serving.
Photgraph by Sparkling Ink....my picture wasn't quite as pretty!