Saturday, August 7, 2010

Mama's Little Baker

"The smell of cookies baking in the
oven is the sweet aroma of home."
I love making cookies with Little Chick! This recipe for Maple Cookies is one of my favorites to do, because not only do they taste delicious, but they have few ingredients and are great for using cookie cutters! They are easy to make and always come out superb!
Ingredients: 3 cups all purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 cup butter, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, 1 large egg, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract & I add cinnamon because I love it ( but it is your choice)!
First mix butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer (I just have Little Chick stir it and it is fine). Add Maple syrup, vanilla extract and egg and mix. Mix in the dry ingredients. Make into a ball and refrigerate until cool enough to roll and use cookie cutters (I throw it in freezer for 10 minutes and it is fine). Oven should be preheated at 350 degrees. Roll out dough when workable and decorate. Bake for 8-10 minutes.







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32 comments:

  1. Could you do us the favor of voting for our daughter Adrienne everyday this month?

    We usually don't ever enter contest's, but we could truly use the college scholarship that's being awarded to the winner.

    The link for Adrienne is here:
    http://www.gerber.com/photo/?entryid=35926&/#/detail/

    Let me know if you do so & if there's anything else we could do for you in return as thanks!


    God Bless,
    Liz:D

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  2. Ok, those sound so good! I love the pictures of little chick making the cookies. Myles loves helping me make cookies too. He would love these!

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  3. I always admire both of you guys smiles, very contagious hehehe. Isn't it amazing how our kids love to do things that we do?

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  4. You guys are too cute!! Those cookies look Delish!!

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  5. Oh my...this is WAY too cute! I love it! :-) Love the letter cookies!

    You really threw me for a loop with the "picture of me" for the feature Monday - LOL! Do you know that I don't have ONE picture of myself that was taken recently? I am going to have my husband "try" to take a shot of me tomorrow to use...but I am so unphotogenic it's crazy! Please give me until tomorrow and I will try to have the picture and the write-up done for you.

    I have my post all done and ready to go...and of course I started with Mama's Little Nestwork and your link. :-) Then some shots of my family, then some more artistic shots...

    So I will get a picture of me taken tomorrow, write the little bit about me and my blog, and get it back to you. What size would you like for the picture of me? Our blogs are set up differently, and mine has extra large pictures (950px). What size do you usually post, and I will size it accordingly. Have a great weekend!

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  6. I LOVE THIS!!! Soooo cute and soooo delicious! Go Mama Hen and Little Chick, woohoo!!

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  7. Looks like Little Chick enjoyed herself. I love the "generous" helping of colorful sprinkles-a girl after my own heart! Have a great weekend. -EW

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  8. at age 4, little chick knows how to bake..and I don't! haha..i craved for some cookies after seeing your pics and the closest i could get my hands on are the kids' oreos, lol....have a happy weekend mama hen and little chick! =)

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  9. I will have to try this my little girl loves baking too.

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  10. wow that looks super fun and cute too!! and the cookies look so great!!

    Blessings,
    Ruth

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  11. Awww What a great little helper!!
    Noah loves to make cookies too. :)
    Those aprons are too cute.

    Have a great weekend!

    KareyEllen
    KareyEllenDesigns.blogspot.com

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  12. How cute and how fun!!

    I'm really behind in computer stuff right now -- but I'm still working my way to make sure I'm set with your community : )

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  13. ok, those are adorable cookies and for some reason, they remind me of my grandmother's cookies...just reading the recipe. I have sinned and am actually OUT of vanilla right now-how that does happen?! Too much baking, I guess! But Jacob and I will make these next week for sure! They look yummy and they'll smell up the house-which I LOVE! Ok, as far as recipe blogs, my most favorite is...

    http://pearls-handcuffs-happyhour.blogspot.com/

    see if she wants to join in, because I seriously LOVE her stuff, its quick and easy and tastes DELICIOUS!!

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  14. Awww.... not only it looks yummylicious, it's so creative to have it named after your guys! :)

    On another note, I'm searching around for more info on oven, baking and stuff. Have ZERO idea and knowledge in this. Baking looks fun and I want to do it!

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  15. So cute! They look delicious! I am now following you back :)

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  16. I love the idea of using maple syrup in a cookie recipe! They look delicious, and I'll have to try them out!

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  17. Hi Mama Hen~ I just sent an email to the address you gave me...hope it came thru OK. If you have a sec, could you drop me a note to let me know if it came thru, and if everything looks OK? We're getting ready to leave and won't be back until this evening, so I want to make sure you have what you need. :-) Happy Saturday! ;-)

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  18. How cute! I can't wait for the day I can cook with Ish!

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  19. Thanks for following! I'm now following you back! :)

    -Jessica
    And Then There Were 4...
    http://giveawaysandlife.blogspot.com/

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  20. Oh my, how cute are the cookies and the bakers?! Love it!!

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  21. Stop it! It's all too cute! Your chick, your blog-I love all of it! Thank you for welcoming me to MBC. I'd love to have you swing by my [less cute] blog sometime. :)
    ~Jules @ www.adbits.blogspot.com

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  22. Love the adorable pictures and how you even tied the cookies to your blog! Can't wait to try those cookies!

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  23. The cookies looked yummy! I have a few of those yellow pyrex bowls. One of them was my grandma's bowl, since I have a few of them, we call them all grandmas bowl!, better this way, no one will break it!
    Following you from SUrfin Saturday and Mamas little nestwork!

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  24. Ok, seriously, this is one of the cutest blog posts I have seen in a long time. Your little chick is sooooooooo adorable and she has this infectious smile that makes you want to smile too.

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  25. OH my! What a cutie. And I love that you cut the cookies to spell out your pseudonyms! Great job mama!

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  26. What a gorgeous child; could not help falling in love with that smile. I love baking with my grand kids; we will have to try this on their next visit.
    I am a new visitor and a new follower. I hope when you get the chance you will hop on over to say hello!
    doreenmcgettigan.blogspot.com

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  27. Adorable! What a great way to spend the day with your little chick.

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  28. Ooooo ... I just made peanut butter cookies yesterday! If I had read this post FIRST, I may have done these instead! LOVE the recipe (and the photos - OF COURSE!) Can that last picture be ANY CUTER!!?!?!!!

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  29. Those letter cookies are SO cute! I love to cook, but my favorite time in the kitchen is when I get to cook with my kiddies. :)

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  30. This is sooo cute! I love the smiles from Little Chick!

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