Maple Pecan Cookies Recipe
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Maple Pecan Cookies Recipe

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When I bake cookies for the annual youth ski trip, I try at least one new recipe. When I received recipe requests for these frosted goodies, I knew I had a winner.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 42 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 cups pecan halves

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 265 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and maple flavoring. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in white chips and pecans.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter, confectioners' sugar, maple flavoring and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost each cookie with 1 teaspoon frosting; top with a pecan half. Yield: 7 dozen.
Originally published as Maple Pecan Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p137

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 265 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

These were so good!They even tasted delicious without icing

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

Delicious! Kids love them. Will make again.

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

they are soooo yummy, people just went crazy on these cookies, i have to think about it, if i will share this wonderful receipe lol ;o)

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

I made these for my Christmas cookie trays this year and they were a hit...I loved them too!

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Reviewed Oct. 11, 2008

These are delicious, pretty, and perfect for Autumn!

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