Frosted Maple Spice Drops

Frosted Maple Spice Drops

A cream cheese maple frosting tops these spice-flavored cookies.

35 min. prep time
3 dozen cookies
151 Rating



3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt


1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
36 pecan halves


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, milk and 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining cookie ingredients. Beat until well mixed.

Drop dough by level teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Transfer to wire rack. Cool completely.

Combine cream cheese and 2 tablespoons butter in small bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining frosting ingredients except pecans. Continue beating until smooth and creamy. Spread 1 teaspoon frosting on each cookie; top with pecan half.

Recipe Tip

To soften cream cheese, let it stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Or, unwrap and place in microwave-safe bowl and microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100% power) for 15 to 20 seconds.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 110

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 55mg

Carbohydrates: 14g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #13579©2006Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These cookies are AMAZING!!! I made them once and have had neighbors and family begging me to make them another batch!!!!!

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