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maple pecan cookies

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Recipe by
Sandy Young
Cerrillos, NM

I discovered this recipe at Taste of Home about a year ago. Since then, it has become my favorite cookie. It's also our seven-year-old grandson's favorite, so you know I make them often . . . especially during the Christmas season!

(1 rating)
yield 42 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For maple pecan cookies

  • 1 c
    shortening (i always use crisco!)
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    maple flavoring
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 pkg
    vanilla or white chips (10 to 12 ounces)
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 4 c
    sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp
    maple flavoring
  • 3 - 5 Tbsp
    2% milk
  • 1 1/2 c
    pecan halves

How To Make maple pecan cookies

  • 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 vanilla chips and pecans.
  • 2
    Drop by tablespoons 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 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.
  • 4
    Sometimes I have more cookies than I have icing to cover with. If that happens, I just freeze the extra cookies and make more icing at another time. The cookies also freeze well after frosting.

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