Cinnamon Maple Cookie Rings Recipe

The cinnamon maple cookie rings recipe is a unique treat. These morsels are part pastry, part cookies. They look as good as they taste, and make a great alternative to rolls or muffins on a brunch plate!

 

Ingredients

Dough:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, chilled and sliced into 8 pieces
1/4 cup maple syrup, chilled
2-4 tablespoons ice water

Filling:
1/4 cup granulated sugar
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Topping:
1/4 cup maple syrup

Hardware
Large bowl
2 x small bowls
Cookie sheets
Rolling pin
Plastic wrap
Mixer

Step 1: In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar with an electric mixer set on medium speed.
Step 2: Add butter pieces and mix until dough forms pea-size pellets.
Step 3: Add chilled maple syrup and 2 tablespoons of water, and mix on low speed until the dough can be formed into a ball. Do not overmix the dough or it will become tough.
Step 4: Separate dough into two balls and flatten into disks.
Step 5: Wrap each disk with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Step 6: After two hours; in a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon.
Step 7: Lightly flour a work space and a rolling pin. Roll one piece of dough into a rough rectangle 10 inches wide, 15 inches long, and 1/4 inch thick.
Step 8: Sprinkle dough with half of the cinnamon-sugar filling.
Step 9: Starting with the smaller side, roll dough up tightly into a cylinder. Dampen edge with water and seal.
Step 10: Repeat process with remaining disk of dough.
Step 11: Wrap each roll in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Step 12: After 1 hour preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Step 13: Using a sharp knife, cut 1/4-inch slices from each roll. Place slices on ungreased cookie sheets 1 inch apart.
Step 14: Place 1/4 cup of maple syrup into a small bowl, brush tops of each cookie lightly.
Step 15: Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until light golden brown. Immediately transfer cookies to a cooling surface.

The cinnamon maple cookie rings recipe makes 48 cookies.

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