These maple syrup chocolate chip cookies are soft, chewy and packed with maple and chocolate flavor. Made with real maple syrup, chocolate chips and sliced almonds. These cookies are way better than regular chocolate chip cookies.
These maple cookies are the perfect cookies to make this winter. For other wintery cookies, try these rosemary chocolate chip cookies.
Why these are the best chocolate chip cookies with maple syrup
- Maple + Chocolate + Almonds. This combination of flavors goes together so well. Plus the almonds add a slight crunch that is delicious.
- Chewy & Soft. These cookies are slightly crisp on the outside, but super soft inside.
- Extra maple flavor. With both maple syrup and maple extract, these cookies have an extra maple kick compared to other maple flavored cookies. Enough that you can definitely taste the maple flavor, but not so much that they’re overly sweet.
- Butter: You can substitute this with margarine if you prefer.
- Maple Extract: You should be able to find this in your local grocery store, but if not, you can easily order some online.
Mix the flour, baking soda and salt together.
Cream the butter and brown sugar together.
Mix in the egg, vanilla extract, maple extract and maple syrup.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and almonds.
Lay out the cookies on a prepared baking sheet, using about 1 ½ tablespoons of dough for each cookie.
Bake for 9 to 13 minutes at 350F until the outsides are slightly golden and the inside is still soft.
Maple syrup adds moisture, chewiness and a rich brown sugar-like flavor to cookies.
If your cookies get too hard after cooling, you may have over-baked them. Cookies should look like they are still too soft once you take them out of the oven. Once they cool down though, they will be soft, but not so soft that they fall apart. Pay attention to the recommended baking time and oven temperature.
- Measure the flour with a scale. It is very easy to accidentally add too much flour when measuring flour with measuring cups. Always use a kitchen scale to measure out the correct amount of flour in grams.
- Don’t over bake the cookies. After about 10-12 minutes, these cookies are done. They will be very soft when you remove them from the oven, but as they cool, they will firm up slightly.
- Slightly flatten the cookies. When you place each cookie on the baking tray, slightly flatten each one.