Something about maple flavor screams "fall food!" to me, so that was the inspiration behind these Maple Buttercream Cookies. A snap to make, these light and airy cookies with the deliciously sweet center are a perfect recipe to celebrate the season and cuddle up as the air turns brisk. Use the Maple Buttercream Frosting recipe as filler.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder and set aside.
In a separate bowl combine butter and 1 and ½ cups sugar. Add in the eggs and mix. Then, add in the flour mixture and mix until it is fully incorporated. Although I do all this by hand, you can certainly use a mixer on medium speed.
In a small bowl, stir together the last 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon.
Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out the dough and place on greased cookie sheets, leaving two inches between each cookie. Sprinkle the top of each cookie with a bit of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Bake for 10 minutes (cookies will start to crack, but not brown when done).
Let cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then move them onto a wire rack to cool completely. While they are cooling, make your Maple Buttercream Frosting (recipe here).
Once the cookies are completely cooled, pick up each cookie and spread a little Maple Buttercream Frosting on the bottom (flat side) of it. Affix a second cookie to the frosting. Voila!