Maple leaf biscuit recipe

This time of year I really have to reign myself in because it’s syrup central. Whether it be caramel, maple or golden, I’m all over it. Like a four year old that always has jam hands, but I’m in the kitchen and it’s syrup instead.

I’ve really gotten into practicing my biscuit dough recipes recently because it’s not an area of baking I’ve ever spent much time on and I want to change that. As I’ve got more confident experimenting with different types of bakes (biscotti is next on the list!) I wanted to share my latest recipe.

During a recent baking supplies splurge I came across a maple leaf shaped cutter and got to work on some delicious autumn-themed biscuits. Below you’ll find a simple recipe for some delicious maple leaf biscuits – if you give them a try let me know how you get on and happy baking!

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of ground mixed spice
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 60g light brown sugar
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 medium egg
  • 200g butter
  • White chocolate (for decorating)
  • Orange food colouring or flavour essence (for decorating)

Method:

Preheat to the oven to 190 degrees. Cream together the butter and sugar, adding in the mixed spice and maple syrup as you go. Mix in the flour, salt and egg gradually until you have a smooth biscuit dough.

lightly flour a work surface and roll out your dough using a rolling pin. Use a cookie cutter to create lovely uniform biscuits or simply cut out rounds of dough for delicious firm cookies.

Line a baking tray with grease-proof paper, put your biscuits on to the tray and pop in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Leave to cool for 10 minutes and decorate as desired. I melted down some white chocolate and used food coloring to give them another element of flavour, but you could try dipping them in icing and popping some sprinkles on top!

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