Jenna’s recipe box was found behind a wall during renovations in the Union Street Bakery. Her name was in the box, and it turns out she worked at the bakery in the 1940s. Her take on maple cookies is among the many recipes that live on live on, long past her death. Enjoy!

1/2 cup of butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon rum extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Optional – 1 cup chopped toasted walnuts

  • Cream together butter and brown sugar and then blend in one egg.
  • Mix in maple syrup and the rum extract.
  • In another bowl sift together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  • Mix walnuts into batter.
  • Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

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