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Maple Cinnamon Delights

This twist on a flavorful sugar cookie is made a bit healthier by using whole wheat flour and substituting some of the butter with olive oil.

Maple Cinnamon Delights


  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup + 3 Tbsp sugar (divided)
  • 2 tsp + 1 Tbsp cinnamon (divided)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (divided)
  • 1 tsp maple flavoring


  1. In a large bowl, add flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon, butter and olive oil.
  2. Mix with an electric mixer on medium speed until the dough begins to form pea-sized balls.
  3. Add in 1/4 cup maple syrup, egg and maple flavoring. Mix again until just combined and the dough can be formed into a ball.
  4. Chill dough for 30 to 60 minutes.
  5. Roll chilled dough into balls up to an inch-and-a-half in diameter.
  6. Mix together 3 Tbsp sugar and 1 Tbsp cinnamon. Roll the cookie balls in this mixture.
  7. Place two inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern.
  8. With a pastry brush, lightly brush the cookies the remaining maple syrup.
  9. Bake at 325 degrees for about 13 to 17 minutes.

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About the author

Carma Spence has been experimenting in the kitchen since she was four years old and loves trying out new recipe ideas. She is the author of Bonkers for Bundt Cakes and Your Perfect Pie, as well as author and contributor to several more non-food-related books. With Carma's Cookery, she is taking her passion for empowering people and blending it with her passion for cooking, gift-giving and entertaining.

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