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Maple Sugar Cookies

A true family company, Inthewoods Sugar Bush has been passed down for generations in the Wagner family. Together, their family mixes maple traditions with the latest technology to make their products. Their maple syrup is award winning, and has claimed multiple Best-in-Show and blue-ribbon awards. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Manitowoc, they tap approximately 1,300 maple trees each year. On average, these maple trees must be at least 40 years old before being tapped for the first time.

Pure Wisconsin maple syrup is not only delicious on waffles and pancakes, but is also great for cooking and baking. The recipe below is made with pure maple syrup, giving the cookies great flavor and color. For the freshest taste, be sure to use real Wisconsin butter. Cooking and baking with local butter is a sustainable and smart choice for your family. Local products have a smaller carbon footprint and travel less distance from the farm, to your local store, and into your kitchen. And when it comes to irreplaceable flavor and texture, real butter makes a huge difference.

Maple Sugar Cookies


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ tsp. salt

  • 1 cup Wisconsin butter

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup light brown sugar

  • 1 large egg yolk

  • ½ cup Inthewoods Pure Wisconsin Maple Syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

  2. Beat butter and sugars until pale and fluffy.

  3. Add the egg yolk and mix until fully combined. Repeat step with maple syrup, flour, and salt, mixing after each.

  4. Scoop dough, roll into a ball and place on lined baking sheet.

  5. Chill cookies until firm.

  6. Bake cookies for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned on edges. Cool for 5 minutes and transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Be sure to check your labels for local, Wisconsin butter, and order your pure Wisconsin maple syrup online from Inthewoods Sugar Bush. Both products are members of the Something Special from Wisconsin™ program, requiring at least half of the ingredients, production, or processing come from our state. You can often find products by searching for the red Something Special from Wisconsin logo on store shelves.

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