Chewy Maple Walnut Cookies with Crystallized Ginger

I was at my local farmer’s market recently when I came across a stand selling maple products.  It’s the tail-end of the sugaring-off season and the perfect time to be baking with maple syrup. These cookies are chewy and dense; the walnuts add crunch, while the crystallized ginger adds a punch of heat and spice.

*Note: you can find maple syrup granules on Amazon…they’re sometimes sold as maple syrup flakes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups oats
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • I cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup granules, plus more for sprinkling

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F and grease baking sheets with non stick spray.
  2. Blend oatmeal in a blender or food processor to a fine powder.  Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the crystallized ginger, walnuts and maple granules. Set aside.
  4. Using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add eggs, vanilla and maple syrup.
  6. Reduce speed to low and slowly add flour, oats, salt, baking powder and soda.  Blend until fully incorporated.
  7. Add the ginger, walnuts and maple granules.  Mix until combined.
  8.  Roll dough into balls and bake for 11-13 minutes.  You can press a few maple chips and/or pieces of chopped ginger into the top of the cookies before baking — it adds more texture and makes them look prettier.

*Yield: Approximately 30 cookies

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. I would love to try these cookies! So yum!😋😍

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Betty Livengood says:

    I really was intrigued by your Maple Chip and Candied Ginger Cookies. I purchase my Maple Syrup from the Vermont area from Amazon, but I have never heard of Maple Chips before. Where might I find them? All I can find are Toll House Maple Chips I know that’s not I’m looking for. Any help would be appreciated very much.
    Sincerely
    A Maple Lover from the South

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi! Thanks for your comment. You can find them on Amazon… they’re sometimes called maple sugar granules or maple flakes. Hope this helps!

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