Fragile, pretty cookies were the challenge chosen by Clivia of Bubie's Little Baker this week for the Tuesdays with Dorie bakers. I attempted these some time ago and found them to be very fragile so I approached these with a bit of trepidation.
Making the batter is easy: mix butter, maple syrup, and brown sugar. Stir in a little flour. Refrigerate. It's the baking that is tricky. You roll the dough into little balls about the size of a cherry and bake until lacy and golden. Mine turned out a bit darker than I hoped, even though I reduced the time in the oven. But I was able to get them off the cookie sheet and let them rest on a rolling pin without having them break apart! Isn't that success?!