In Nova Scotia where I live, the sugar woods are in full swing in March, and produce a wide range of maple products, in addition to the experience of strolling through the woods on a crisp early spring day and maybe stopping by for a hearty breakfast featuring some of the local products. This recipe made use of one such product, the maple cream candies that are sold everywhere around here, along with their natural pairing, walnuts. The result was a crisp yet chewy cookie perfect for this time of year. —SugarnStuff
2 1/2 cups
chunks from maple cream candy (place in freezer to hold shape if cream is soft)
Cream together butter and sugars, then add vanilla and eggs, one at a time. Add dry ingredients and mix to blend. Stir in walnuts and then maple cream chunks.
Drop spoonfuls of the cookie dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, press slightly and if using, sprinkle with a little maple sugar. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden. Remove to cooling rack to cool.