Maple syrup chocolate chip cookies are chewy chocolate chip cookies with crisp edges. They are made with sweet maple syrup. The perfect festive fall treat!
My favourite part of these cookies is how much flavour they have! The combination of chocolate chips, walnuts, and maple syrup is next level. The butter is also browned, making them extra tasty.
There’s pockets of melty chocolate in each bite, paired with crunchy walnuts and buttery crisp edges of the cookies. Amazing!
These cookies only require one bowl and no mixer.
Why this recipe works
Easy to make – Only one bowl and no electric mixer required.
Festive – Maple syrup is a fall classic!
Maple syrup – Mixed with the brown sugar adds a phenomenal caramel taste. With the brown butter used, it’s next-level good.
Butter – This will be melted and browned.
Brown sugar – I used a dark brown sugar, but light brown works as well.
Eggs – Remove 2 hours prior to baking
Maple syrup – I used 100% real maple syrup. This is my favourite syrup to use. A no name or pancake syrup works as well.
Step by step instructions
Step 1 – Brown the butter: Heat butter in a saucepan on medium heat, first it will melt then it will foam. Continue stirring for the next 5-8 minutes. The bits on the bottom of the pan will turn golden brown and a nutty aroma will fill the room. Transfer into a glass cup and allow to cool to room temperature.
Step 2 – Mix in the wet ingredients. Whisk the cooled brown butter with brown sugar and white sugar.
Whisk in egg, egg yolk, maple syrup, and vanilla.
Step 3 – Mix in the dry ingredients. Fold in the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix in the chopped walnuts and semi-sweet chocolate chips until just combined. Make sure not to over mix!
Step 4 – Bake the cookies. Use a cookie scoop or a tablespoon to measure out two tablespoons of dough per cookie. Place 6 cookie doughs on the prepared trays. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.
After baking, sprinkle with some sea salt (optional, but definitely encouraged) and transfer to a cooling rack. Let them cool for about 10 minutes then dig in!
Expert Baking Tips
- Use a gram scale for the most accurate measurements. To convert this recipe, click the ‘metric’ button next to the ingredients title on the recipe card.
- Make sure the butter is not hot when mixing. If it is hot, the dough will be to soft and the cookies will spread to much in the oven.
- If the dough is to soft to form cookie dough balls with, chill for 30 minutes.
Do I have to brown the butter?
No! But you’re already melting it, so you may as well brown it! It really elevates the recipe.
Can I freeze these cookies?
Yes! After being baked and cooled, place in a ziplock bag and freeze for up to 30 days. When ready to eat, remove from freezer and allow to defrost at room temp or warm up in the microwave.
Can I use pancake syrup like Pearl Milling Company?
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Maple Syrup Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C and line two baking trays with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Brown the butter: Melt the butter in a medium sized pan over medium heat. Once it melts, it will crackle, then become foamy – continue mixing the butter while this happens to prevent burning. The butter will go from melted to golden brown quickly, and you'll know it's almost done when the aroma of browned butter arrives. The whole process should take about 5 minutes! Once golden, remove from heat and transfer to a glass bowl. Let the butter cool for 30 minutes (Do not let it harden) while you prep on the rest of the recipe.3/4 cups butter
- Once slightly cooled, whisk in the sugar, brown sugar, and brown butter for one minute until combined.1/2 cup dark brown sugar, 1/4 cup white sugar
- Whisk in the egg, egg yolk, vanilla, and maple syrup.1 egg, 1 tbsp vanilla, 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Fold in the flour, baking soda, and salt until just combined. Toss in the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts and fold a few times until incorporated.1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt
- Scoop 6 cookie dough balls on each tray at a time. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are a light golden brown.3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Top off with additional chocolate and a dash of sea salt if desired. Cool the cookies on a cooling rack and enjoy!