Maple and Pecan Cookies

Pat Duran


This is an old recipe from the 50's and was very popular for dads lunch liked them too.. sorta like a shortbread cookie; I think dad brought this recipe home from work , after trying one from one of his buddy's at he did with the cherry got a lot of recipes that way..always good and dad approved.


★★★★★ 2 votes

about 3 dozen
20 Min
15 Min


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  • 1 c
    pecans or walnuts
  • 3/4 c
    firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 c
    butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    maple extract
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour

How to Make Maple and Pecan Cookies


  1. Heat oven to 350^.
    In a food processor with a metal blade of in a blender, place the nuts and process till coarse. Add 1/4 cup of the brown sugar and process until fine; set aside.
  2. Combine butter, remaining brown sugar,and maple extract in a large bowl. Beat mixture at high speed, until light and fluffy.Turn to low and add the flour and nut mixture.
  3. Roll pieces of dough into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart. Press a nut in the center of each ball.
  4. Bake cookies until brown around edges about 15 to 20 minutes. Cool on paper bags. Enjoy!

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About Maple and Pecan Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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