Maple syrup is the secret ingredient to these soft, chewy and perfect chocolate chip cookies. It’s even better than a classic chocolate chip cookie!
If you are a member of the adult figure skating community, you know that our “family” is one of the best things in the world. There’s nothing quite like having others who share your obsession and who will scream their heads off to cheer for you at a test or competition. These, to put quite simply, are my people.
The adult skaters at my rink are my best friends. We have become more than just skating buddies and are involved in each other’s personal lives (in a good way).
One of my skating friends, S, has some family that owns maple trees. She asked me if I liked maple syrup, and when I said yes, she promised to bring me some on her next trip to the maple farm. S made good on her commitment and brought me a huge jar of fresh maple syrup. I jumped for joy.
I hadn’t figured out what to make with my jar of maple syrup when I got a text from my pairs partner. Sadly, he had tested positive for COVID and had to cancel our regularly scheduled practice session. I asked him if he and his wife needed any meals, groceries or anything else to get them through the next 5 days of quarantine, and he declined.
Because I’m not one to take rejection very well, I made some things for them anyway. I knew that they likely would not have any breakfast items in their freezer meal stash, I baked them some double chocolate muffins. Also, I made these maple chocolate chip cookies that featured S’s maple syrup.
This recipe made 20 cookies, so I kept half of them for ourselves. My husband immediately declared these a 5 out of 5, and I have to agree. They were soft, chewy, and had a nice hint of maple flavoring. Addie, on the other hand, said that they could have used more maple and probably could have had some maple sugar on the top. While I don’t disagree, I still think these were pretty perfect.
Thank you to S for the maple syrup and for uplifting our spirits! These cookies wouldn’t have been possible without her!
Husband’s rating: 5 out of 5
Addie’s rating: 4 out of 4
My rating: 5 out of 5
Maple chocolate chip cookies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats and set aside.
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl if using a handheld mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar together on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add in the egg and mix well.
- Add in the maple syrup and vanilla to thoroughly combine.
- Turn the mixer down to low and slowly add in the dry ingredients. Add in the chocolate chips.
- Using a medium sized cookie scoop or two spoons, scoop out portions of dough onto your prepared baking sheet. Be sure to leave at least 1 inch between each mount of dough to allow it to spread in the oven.
- Bake each tray, one at a time, in your preheated oven for 8 minutes. Your cookies will appear underdone but will firm up as they cool.
- Allow the cookies to cool completely before serving. I added more chocolate chips on top of the cookies after I removed them from the oven.