Maple Brown Sugar Oat Cookies

An oat cookie, full of oats three ways, with brown sugar and maple syrup.  A sweet oat cookie that tastes like a granola bar, but in cookie form!  I love oatmeal and these cookies are not shy on oat flavor.  Or brown sugar.  I used two unique maple products to make these cookies too, and I can’t wait to share them with you!

This cookie recipe was a kitchen experiment that happened because I had a few new products I wanted to bake with: oat flour, maple cream and a maple cube.  I replaced the all-purpose flour that I would normally use in a recipe, with oat flour.  You can use all-purpose flour if that’s all you have though.

So, sometimes James will come over while I am in the midst of a kitchen creation…with measuring cups and spoons on the counter, pantry ingredients everywhere, the KitchenAid mixer on full speed and me taking notes on my trusty kitchen notebook.  Me in all my glory hahahaha.  That’s kind of an inside look at what is going on in the kitchen when I am making up these recipes.

These cookies were definitely a kitchen experiment that worked!  I liked these cookies…definitely a “healthier” oatmeal cookie, but still full of flavor.

Maple Cream is whipped maple syrup, so it is creamy!  Foodlyn sent me the Tonewood Maple Cream and Tonewood Maple Cube that I used in my cookie recipe.  I have included substitutions in the recipe directions for using regular maple syrup too, but if you want to purchase the same ingredients I used from Foodlyn, click on the links above.

I used a zester to shave the maple cube and sprinkled the maple dust on top of my cookies before putting them in the oven to bake!

Maple Brown Sugar Oat Cookies

Print Recipe
Serves: 9 large cookies Cooking Time: 10-minutes


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I used Vain vanilla extract)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons maple extract
  • 1/3 cup maple cream OR 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup oat flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1/3 cups quick oats
  • grated maple cube or sanding sugar (optional)



In the bowl of a stand mixer, affixed with the paddle attachment, add the butter and brown sugar. Mix until light and fluffy. Mix the egg into the butter and sugar. Mix in the vanilla extract, maple extract, maple cream (or maple syrup), salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix on medium-high until ingredients are fully incorporated. Change the mixer to low speed and add in the flour, baking soda, cornstarch, old-fashioned oats and quick oats. Mix until just combined.


Dump dough onto plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least three hours.


Once dough has chilled, heat oven to 350-degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Scoop large cookie dough balls out onto prepared cookie sheet. Grate maple sugar cube, or sprinkle sugar, over the tops of the cookie dough balls, if desired. Bake cookies in 350-degree oven for 10-minutes. Remove cookies from oven and let cookies set on the cookie sheet for several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.


Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. Cookies stay fresh for 5-7 days.

The maple dust on top didn’t melt or disappear after the cookies were baked.  How fun is that?!  It reminded me of powdered sugar, but maple flavored.  Yum.

Oatmeal cookies are my favorite!  What is your favorite cookie??  Leave me a comment below!



PS- I have linked this recipe up at the following link parties: Reader Tip Tuesday, Foodie Friday, Meal Plan Monday, Sugar and Spice, Pretty Pintastic Party.


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  • Reply
    January 9, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    Mmmm these look delicious. Love that they’re made with healthy ingredients, although I would probably sub out the butter for coconut oil!

    • Reply
      January 10, 2018 at 5:52 AM

      Thank you! And you could totally sub the butter for coconut oil instead. Let me know if you try it 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    January 9, 2018 at 4:45 PM

    I love oatmeal cookies heavy on the oatmeal so these look perfect

    • Reply
      January 10, 2018 at 5:53 AM

      Thank you! I am glad I am not the only one who loves an oatmeal cookie heavy on the oatmeal 🙂 Have a great day! XOXO

  • Reply
    Sweet Coralice
    January 9, 2018 at 4:47 PM

    Wow Kelly! These look so hearty and filling…perfect for a snack that’ll hold you over between meals. I’ve never heard of either of those two maple products myself! They look wonderful and I can imagine the flavor punch they’ll give recipes! 💕

    • Reply
      January 10, 2018 at 5:54 AM

      Thank you! These are definitely hearty and filling! I loved the texture of the maple cream and the maple cube was so much fun! I love trying new ingredients 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    January 9, 2018 at 8:59 PM

    Now, that is my kind of cookie! They sure do look fantastic! Thanks for sharing”😋

    • Reply
      January 10, 2018 at 5:54 AM

      Thank you Amy! Have a great rest of the week 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    January 10, 2018 at 10:40 AM

    Kelly, these oat cookies look so yummy, I would love to try these for breakfast or a snack. 🙂

    • Reply
      January 11, 2018 at 4:47 PM

      Thanks girly!! These are totally perfect for breakfast too hehehe 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    heather (delicious not gorgeous)
    January 10, 2018 at 11:38 AM

    i’ve had maple cream on my radar for a while and it sounds so tasty! i’ll have to pick some up soon and play around with it (:

    • Reply
      January 11, 2018 at 4:48 PM

      Yessssssss Heather! You totally need to! I loved the texture of the maple cream 🙂

  • Reply
    January 11, 2018 at 3:45 AM

    I love oat cookies and I love maple syrup! These are just so perfect!!

    • Reply
      January 11, 2018 at 4:49 PM

      I totally agree Deepika! Oats and maple syrup are just an amazing combo, right?!?! XOXO

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    Julie Pollitt @ Back To My Southern Roots
    January 11, 2018 at 4:49 PM

    I haven’t ever seen a maple cube. That is pretty cool! The cookies look amazing!

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    Kim | The Baking ChocolaTess
    January 12, 2018 at 4:28 AM

    Oatmeal cookies! YUM! Maple always goes with oats in my book! 🙂 Let me at ’em!

    • Reply
      January 15, 2018 at 6:59 AM

      Thanks Kim! I totally agree! Maple + Oats = Love 🙂 hahaha

  • Reply
    January 12, 2018 at 6:07 AM

    These look amazing -with a cup of tea or coffe…yasss! I adore maple cream but it is harder to find- love this recipe!

    • Reply
      January 15, 2018 at 7:04 AM

      Thank you! These would definitely be yummy with coffee or tea!! Maple cream is harder to find. I got mine from Foodlyn, which is an online grocer. Doesn’t get easier than that! XOXO

  • Reply
    January 17, 2018 at 9:15 PM

    Yummy! And guess what? I just so happen to have a whole bag of maple sugar!!!

    • Reply
      January 19, 2018 at 11:31 AM

      OMG Colleen! You totally need to make these then 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    January 18, 2018 at 2:22 PM

    LITERALLY never knew what Maple Cream was but now I NEED SOME! Pinned obviously : )

    • Reply
      January 19, 2018 at 11:33 AM

      Thanks Laura! Isn’t it neat?! Love the stuff!

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