Yeany’s Maple Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Maple Cookies

Yeany -2Yeany’s Maple Syrup and other maple products can be found at the following locations:

Divani Chocolatier, Foxburg
Haller’s Store, Tionesta
Visitors Center, Tionesta
The Little Store, East Hickory
Leeper Market, Leeper
Country Farm Supply, Knox
Hirsch’s Meats, Kossuth
Tom’s Meats, Brookville
Thoma’s Meats, Saxonburg
Pajer’s Farm Market, Sarver
Clarion River Organics, Sligo
The Pittsburgh Public Market
Farm Truck Foods, Beaver
Trax Farms, Finleyville
O’Neil’s, Clarion River Hill
Giant Eagle Market District, Pittsburgh

Chocolate Maple Cookies

Ingredients

1-1/4 cups shortening
1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
5 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon Yeany’s Maple Syrup
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Frosting:

2 ounces semisweet chocolate
1 tablespoon butter
1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup milk

Directions

~In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and Yeany’s Maple Syrup. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.

~Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

~For frosting, in a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in confectioners’ sugar and milk until smooth. Spread over cooled cookies.

~ENJOY!!!

~Makes four dozen.

Cooking With Maple Products by Dave Yeany

Cooking with Maple Syrup

Pure maple syrup is slightly sweeter than cane sugar. It contains 62 calories per tablespoon as opposed to 54 calories per tablespoon for sugar. But – you use less maple syrup.

To use maple syrup in cooking: substitute 3/4 cup of syrup for each cup of sugar and reduce the liquid in the recipe by 3 tablespoons.

When using Maple Syrup to replace granulated white sugar, first make sure that using the liquid maple syrup will not hurt the recipe.

There is roughly the same amount of sugar in a cup of maple syrup as there is in a cup of granulated white sugar. Using the cup of maple syrup in place of the white sugar adds extra 3.7 ounces (1/3 to 1/2 cup) of liquid to the recipe. To balance the liquid in the recipe, you need to reduce other liquids in the recipe, typically water or milk, by the same amount, 1/3 to ½ cup, for each cup of sugar replaced.

To replace brown sugar, do the following:

1 cup loose brown sugar = ¾ cup maple syrup, reduce other liquids by ¼ cup
1 cup packed brown sugar = 1 cup plus 1 Tbsp maple syrup. Reduce other liquids in the recipe by just less than ½ cup.

Maple Sugar

Maple Sugar can be substituted for granulated sugar, cup for cup.

1 cup granulated sugar = 1 cup of maple sugar

Maple Sugar can also be used in place of brown sugar.

1 cup loose brown sugar = 1 cup maple sugar

If the recipe calls for “packed” brown sugar, I use the following amounts of maple sugar:

¼ cup packed brown sugar = ½ cup maple sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar = ¾ cup maple sugar
¾ cup packed brown sugar = 1 cup maple sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar = 1 ¼ cups maple sugar

I increase the maple sugar by ¼ cup more than what the recipe calls for in packed brown sugar.

About Yeany’s Maple:

Yeany’s Maple is a 3,000 tap operation in Forest County, producing approximately 1,000 gallons of maple syrup each year.

Maple Grades

– Golden Maple Syrup – with a delicate taste
– Amber Maple Syrup – with a rich taste
– Dark Maple Syrup – with a robust taste
– Very Dark Maple Syrup – with a strong taste

For more information on Yeany’s Maple Syrup, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yeanys-Maple-Syrup/161532047254784.

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