Maple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

You'll fall head over heels for this cookie recipe with autumn flavors.

A unique twist on traditional oatmeal cookies with the additions of maple syrup and coconut.

One secret ingredient in these cookies is golden syrup.

This natural pure cane syrup is a favorite among many cooks and pastry chefs around the world.

Golden syrup adds a buttery flavor that enhances everything from pancakes to pecan pie.

You may find that you prefer it as a topping for your oatmeal too!

This syrup contains no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

Maple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Maple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Without further ado, here's the recipe you've been waiting for.

Maple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup desiccated (unsweetened) coconut
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple extract
  • 1 cup (2 3/4 ounces) walnuts, coarsely chopped
  1. Position one of your oven racks in the middle of your oven and preheat oven to 300F degrees. Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine oatmeal, coconut, flour, salt and brown sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, maple syrup and golden syrup.
  4. Heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the baking soda with boiling water. Immediately stir this mixture into the melted butter until combined. Add the maple extract. Stir into the oat mixture.
  6. Fold in walnuts.
  7. Form cookie dough into balls (about 3 tablespoons each) and place about 3 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
  8. Flatten each of the balls slightly with the back of your hand or bottom of a glass.
  9. Bake cookies until golden brown and set, about 20 minutes.
  10. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Can be stored at room temperature for up to one week in air tight container.

This recipe makes about 1 dozen Maple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies.

This oatmeal cookie recipe was adapted from Martha Stewart Living.

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