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Maple Walnut Shortbread Cookies | Bake to the roots

Maple Walnut Shortbread Cookies

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  • Author: Bake to the roots
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 18
  • Total Time: 120
  • Yield: 18 1x


Delicious shortbread cookies with walnuts and maple syrup. Perfect with your coffee or tea.


  • 1/2 cup (120g) butter
  • 1/3 cup (70g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups (190g) all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup (40g) walnuts, chopped
  • brown sugar for coating


  1. Add the butter and sugar to a large bowl and mix on high speed until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and maple syrup and mix in. Mix the flour with salt and nutmeg, add to the bowl and mix in until just combined. Add the chopped walnuts and fold in. Form a roll and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C). Line a baking sheet with baking parchment and set aside. Take the dough roll out of the fridge and warm a bit with your hands. Sprinkle a wooden board with brown sugar and roll the dough in that sugar until covered completely. Cut into slices, place on the baking sheet and bake for 16-18 minutes until slightly browned. Check after 12 minutes for the first time – depending on the thickness of the cookies, the baking time can vary a lot. Take out of the oven and let cool down completely on a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining dough.


  • Enjoy baking!