Brr...! It's cold! School was actually cancelled today because it was extremely cold. It being Idaho, that's saying a lot because it is always cold in the winter in Idaho. It was -10 where my daughter goes to school 25 miles away, and I bet it was colder here at home. So we are all cozy inside and Emma has spent most of the day sitting near the heater, coloring. Let's see what you've been up to last week...
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Holiday baking is here in full force. Just look around the internet for proof. I love this time of year the most. Aside from the coziness of the season, the food is just perfect. Soups and candy and desserts are just a few of the delicious things being made. Take these Browned Butter Blondies, for example. They are make with browned Land O' Lakes butter and the flavor is incredible.
On Thursday, I shared these Chocolate Peppermint & Oreo Cookies over on Let's Dish Recipes as part of the Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange. In case you didn't make it over there to get the recipe, you are missing out! Look at them...
Today I'm switching it up. I have Melissa from Bless This Mess to share a cookie recipe with you. Meanwhile you can see what I made over at Let's Dish Recipes to see my delicious Chocolate Peppermint & Oreo Cookies. This is part of the Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange. Be sure to check out the rest of the bloggers participating at the end of the recip.
I'm Melissa from over at Bless this Mess. I'm so excited to be here sharing an amazing, yet simple, maple sugar cookie recipe with you. This time of year is all about the cookies in my world and I'm always looking for new and fun recipes to share with others. This one is a keeper that you are going to love.
But first, who am I?! I’m Melissa. I’m a photographer, recipe developer, hobby farmer, food blogger, momma and general lover of all things delicious. My blog, Bless this Mess, is an honest picture of a happy small town life. You’ll find posts about raising backyard chickens, remodeling our house while living in the mess and lots and lots of family friendly recipes, dessert included. I adore dirt, rainbow carrots, living intentionally, cast iron cookware, knowing where my food comes from, cake stands, watching my kids gather eggs, anything green, painting walls, learning new things, and getting to know new faces. Come say hello!
Now on to those cookies!
These maple sugar cookies are easy and quick to whip up and you don't even have to go to the store to pick up maple flavoring. These, my friends, use real maple syrup which give the cookies a light and pleasant maple flavor without being strong or over whelming. The key here is to use pure maple syrup though... that corn syrup stuff just is not the same! So splurge a little and buy the good stuff and then treat yourself to the best french toast ever the next morning. Real maple syrup is the way to go.
These sugar cookies are great candidates for a goodie plate because you don't have to frost them, they are sturdy, and they are pretty all on their own. I also think it's totally acceptable to make batch today, share none of them, and enjoy them with a warm cup of herbal tea. Perfect evening treat without too much guilt if you ask me!