Easy Maple Squares

Ingredients

3 beaten eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup cooking oil
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1 cup dark Pure Maple Syrup
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder

Instructions

Mix in order given. Pour into 13 x 9 pan, bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Do not over bake.

Honey Maple Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup shortening
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup maple syrup
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

In a large bowl, beat shortening until light and fluffy. Add honey and syrup, a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition (mixture will appear curdled). Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to honey mixture and mix just until moistened. Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans.

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 5 dozen.

– Recipe courtesy of www.tasteofhome.com

Apple Maple Cake

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp. salt
1 Granny Smith apple
4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cups maple syrup
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 3-ounce bag Seneca Granny Smith Apple Chips

Instructions

Heat oven to 350°F. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, ginger, and salt. Set aside. Peel, core, and grate the apple. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, cream the butter with a mixer until smooth. Add the maple syrup in a slow stream and continue beating about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, and increase speed to medium-high. Beat until the batter is smooth and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

Reduce speed to low and gradually beat in the flour mixture, then the milk, until smooth. Stir in the grated apple and walnuts, then pour into a greased 10-inch cake pan. Bake until lightly golden and a skewer inserted comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Garnish the cake with the apple chips.

– Submitted by Lisa Short