Maple Syrup Gingerbread Cookies


Recipe — Maple Syrup Gingerbread Cookies
Cooking Time:
24 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom (or ginger)
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Boiling water


  1. In a casserole, heat the maple syrup and butter over low heat, then add spices. Mix, remove from heat and let cool. Set aside.
  2. Sift 375 ml (1 1/2 cups) of flour into a bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the maple syrup mixture, egg yolk, and baking powder (dissolved in a bit of boiling water). Mix well. Knead adding the remaining flour to obtain a firm dough that does not stick to the sides of the bowl.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180 ˚C (350 ˚F).
  4. Using a rolling-pin, on a floured surface, roll the dough out to a thickness of 0.5 cm (1/4 in). Use cookie cutters to cut out a variety of shapes.
  5. Place the cookies on a greased and floured cookie sheet (or spread with waxed paper).
  6. Bake on the top oven rack for about 10 minutes or until the cookies are slightly golden in colour.
  7. Decorate with maple products, icings and mini candy. Use the maple butter to help the candy stick to the cookies.


Your choice of maple products (butter, sugar, chips, taffy, mini candy, etc.). A variety of store-bought icings and mini candy.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.