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Maple Pecan Cookies

 Maple Pecan Cookies
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.
42 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

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 King Arthur Unbleached 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake
  • at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2

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Maple Pecan Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • minutes before removing to wire racks.
  • 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.
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.