Crumbly cookies are so satisfying to eat, if not a little messy for someone (me) who eats as though it were going out of fashion. I designed these cookies to somewhat resemble a shortbread, but with less messy consequences and more maple goodness. I used both rice malt syrup and maple syrup, as maple syrup is too thin to be used alone in this recipe. You could also substitute the rice malt syrup for honey (if you're not a strict vegan) or another thick liquid sweetener. Must be eaten with tea.