Maple Donut Cookies are soft & pillowy donut-shaped cookies with a lovely maple glaze topping. Everything you love about maple donuts, only in cookie form!
Our family has always loved maple bars, so when I had the idea to make maple donut cookies, I was so exited to test the process out! I used my Soft Buttermilk Sugar Cookie dough recipe because unlike other donut cookies, where you cut out donut shapes from traditional sugar cookie dough, I wanted these to really resemble donuts in taste and texture. The result? OMG! They’re incredible- maple bar lovers rejoice, because I’m about to introduce you to your new favorite cookie! They’re soft and pillowy, perfectly sweet cookies with a lovely soft maple glaze topping. Sprinkles are optional but super fun! Be sure to read my notes and watch the video. Maple Donut Cookies aren’t difficult to make, but the dough is a bit sticky, so I give tips on managing it better.
How to make sugar cookie dough
Making great sugar cookies begins with a great recipe and this one is fantastic. Gather your ingredients and start by adding the wet ingredients in the order shown in the recipe below. Then combine your dry ingredients and slowly work them into the butter mixture. Please don’t skip the next step- you MUST chill this dough! I recommend chilling it for at least an hour, as well as in between batches of cookies.
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Jodie Fitz says
THESE look amazing! Would LOVE to have you share at Reader Tip Tuesday (we’re open and growing all week long) xo http://www.jodiefitz.com/2018/09/25/reader-tip-tuesday-weeks-craft-recipe-party-14-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/
Maggie K says
Made these yesterday! Mine were not as pretty but they are very good! Itwas almost like eating a maple glaze donut ! They are A large, rich soft sugar cookie! My glaze did not harden but I could stack them. Have milk or coffee on hand to top off the deliciousness . I will make again.
Barrie Mooney says
These are such a cute idea- I thought it really was a donut- these would make a fun April fool’s Day too- a yummy trick!
Oh these Maple donut cookies look soooo good. Congratulations on the feature at Foodie Friday.
This looks mouth watering! I think I will try them this weekend for my daughter’s birthday! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Ariana! Hopefully your daughter likes them!
Now these donut cookies are a must-try! Love maple!
Thank you, Suzy!
Dare I say BETTER than donuts?!?
They just might be! Thank you, Sarah!
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Oh yum! I love that these are made with real maple syrup! They were a huge hit in our house.
Thank you, Micki!
These are adorable, delicious, so easy ~ I love everything about them!
Thank you, Wilhelmina!
Looks so delicious and fun! My family would love this.
Thank you, Katie!