New Hampshire’s Maple Month is here! March is a special time of year for all the sugar shacks in the state, especially Maple Madness Weekend on March 21st & 22nd. With Ben’s Sugar Shack so close to Peterborough, we decided to celebrate by making some of their Maple Snickerdoodle cookies!
A trip to Ben’s to pick up some syrup was the most crucial part of gathering our ingredients.
One of the best parts about these cookies is how easy they are to make. We made them by hand, but if you have a stand mixer it’ll make them even easier.
Creaming the butter with the sugar helps make the cookies stay fluffy in the oven when they bake.
The most important part! Adding Ben’s Maple Syrup into the batter. Mixing this together smelled amazing.
Adding the dry to the wet in stages helps keep the cookie dough evenly mixed and of the same consistency.
Rolling the cookie dough balls in the sugar mixture will add the perfect bit of sweetness to them once they’re cooked.
In they go! Remember how the syrup smelled adding it to the batter? The kitchen smelled even better once they were baking.
They’re done! We won’t tell anyone if you ate one (or two) after they cooled. We certainly had a few ‘taste tests’ ourselves. The cookies came out wonderfully, with the syrup adding a perfect maple flavor that really kicks off the sugaring season. If you want to make these cookies at home, be sure to check out the full recipe here on Ben’s Sugar shack Facebook, and stop by for free tours every weekend in the month of March!