Maple Glazed Cookies
1 cup dark amber Hall Farms maple syrup
1/2 cup shortening (not oil)
Add 1 egg
Beat well.

Sift together:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix dry ingredients well with syrup mixture. Batter will be a little thicker than whipped cream. Cover and refrigerate for one hour. Drop by small spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten and spread out slightly. Bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes until just beginning to brown. Remove immediately to cooling rack. Cool and top with maple glaze. 
Maple glaze topping:
1/4 stick margarine or butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 2 Tbsp. milk
Maple extract

Heat butter in 1.5 quart saucepan over medium heat until delicate brown. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir in milk (or cream) until smooth. Add maple extract to taste.