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Slice and Bake Walnut Maple Cookies

Maple is the star of the show with these easy slice and bake cookies! Crunchy walnuts and a buttery, tender texture make these Maple Cookies a must-bake during the fall season!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Chilling time4 hrs
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 32
Calories: 138kcal
Author: Julie Evink


For the Cookies

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons maple extract
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Maple Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 4-5 teaspoons water


For the Cookies

  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, add the butter and beat on medium-high speed until smooth, about one minute.
  • Add the brown sugar and beat with the butter until creamy, about two minutes.
  • Add the egg and maple extract. Beat on high speed for about one minute. Stop the mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add the flour, cinnamon, and salt and mix on low speed until everything is combined.
  • Add the chopped walnuts and mix on low speed until the walnuts are evenly distributed throughout the dough. The dough will be thick and sticky.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured cutting board and divide into two equal pieces. Shape each piece into a log about two inches in diameter. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least four hours (up to five days).
  • When ready to bake, heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Remove your cookie dough from the refrigerator and slice each log into about 16 cookies (each cookie will be about 1/2-inch thick).
  • Place the sliced cookies two inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the bottom edges start to brown. Allow to cool slightly on baking sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

For the Maple Glaze

  • In a medium-sized bowl, add the butter, maple extract, and powdered sugar. Blend on low speed for about 30 seconds. 
  • Add three teaspoons of water to start and mix well. Add up to an additional 2 teaspoons of water, depending on your desired consistency. Pipe or spread on the cooled cookies.


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 34mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.5mg