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Maple Sugar Cookies (perfect for Thanksgiving!)

These are a family favorite. My mom makes these for Thanksgiving and we gobble them up even before she can get them out of the fridge! I dedicate this recipe to my mom, who is the best cook, and especially gluten-free cook, that I know. I love you mom, you inspire me everyday!

Maple Sugar Cookies w/ Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
1/2 cup raw or organic butter
3/4 cup ground maple sugar crystals OR 1 c. raw sugar
1 cage-free, organic egg 

1 teaspoon gluten-free maple extract

2-3/4 cups Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix

Cream butter and maple sugar crystals (OR sugar) together, add egg and maple extract and beat together. Add Pamela’s Baking Mix. Wrap dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Roll out between two pieces of parchment paper until the dough is 1/2-inch thick. Cut out cookie shapes and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Leave space between the cookies, they will spread. Bake at 350° for approximately 12-15 minutes, edges should be light brown. Let cookies cool slightly and use spatula to remove from cookie sheet. When completely cooled, frost with cream cheese frosting. Top with fresh grated nutmeg…Mmm!!!

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz. organic cream cheese (1 package), softened
1/4 cup organic or raw butter (one stick), softened
1/2 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Mix and frost over cooled bars and cookies.


  1. These sound great!! Since it's turning cooler, I'm all ready to make mapley, pumpkiny, nutmeggy treats! I've printed this one out and can't wait to give it a try! Thanks for posting!! 🙂

  2. Hi, just found your blog by way of the Pamela's e-letter. I have been tested (blood and biopsy) for celiacs and am NEGATIVE. However, over the Summer I have been doing an experiment and when I go off gluten my eczema disappears, my g.i. tract works normally, and my joint pain disappears. I don't know if I am dealing with an allergy or intolerance, but know now, I can't mes with the stuff. I can't wait to dive into the rest of your blog and recipes. I was a huge baker prior to figuring this stuff out, and am desperate to get back to mixer and oven. 🙂

  3. I am 100% ADDICTED to cream cheese frosting!

  4. Wow, that sounds super yummy! I'm really loving the Fall themed recipes I've found around the blogosphere. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Stopping by from SITS…happy Saturday Sharefest! =)

  5. Oooo! Couldn't wait to try! Would you tell me what brand if maple extract/flavor you used? Frontier brand has barley gluten in it. Boo. Thanks!

  6. Sally, if you go to you can order the gluten free maple extract there. I hope that helps 🙂

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