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Maple Syrup Recipes

Maple Leaf Butter Cookies

Yield:  Approximately 40 cookies

Ingredients:

2 sticks butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup dark maple syrup

1 large egg yolk

1 teaspoon salt

3 cups flour

Preparation:

In a standing electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in maple syrup and egg yolk until mixture is combined well.  Add flour and salt and mix until thoroughly combined.  Chill dough until firm (about 2 hours).  Dough may be mad up to 4 days ahead and chilled.

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Lightly flour a portion of the dough with a mixture of confectioners sugar and flour (equal portions).  Roll dough out 1/8 in thick.  Using a 3″ maple leaf cookie cutter, cut out cookies.  Arrange cookies on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake cookies for approximately 12 minutes until the edges are golden brown.  Cookies keep in airtight container for about 1 week.

Icing:

1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

1/4 cup butter, softened

Dark maple syrup to make a spreadable icing

Soften butter.  Add small amount of confectioners sugar to the soft butter and blend until smooth.  Add remaining confectioners sugar.  Slowly add maple syrup until spreadable consistency is achieved.  Spread onto cookies.  Allow to set before packaging.

Maple Cocktail Ribs

Ingredients:

4 pounds spareribs, cut into 4-inch pieces

Salt and coarsely ground black pepper to taste

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

1/3 cup Dijon mustard

2 Tablespoons molasses

2 Tablespoons wine vinegar

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a shallow baking pan with non-stick foil. Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper. Arrange spareribs bony side down in a single layer in the baking pan and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Meanwhile, combine maple syrup, Dijon mustard, molasses, cider vinegar, and cumin until well-mixed. Remove the spareribs, and drain the fat from the pan. Turn ribs over. Coat the ribs with 1/2 of the maple syrup sauce. Bake another 25 minutes. Turn ribs again, add remaining sauce, and cook another 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Yield: 10 servings as an appetizer (2 ribs each)

Maple Butter

Ingredients:

1/2 cup softened butter

1/4 cup maple syrup

 

Preparation:

Mix butter and maple syrup with electric mixer until blended. Serve on toast, cracker or warm muffins.

Yield: about 3/4 cup

Recipe Source: Connecticut Maple Syrup Recipes by Maple Syrup Producers

 

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