Maple Pecan Cookies

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Sandy Young

By
@CerrillosSandy

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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
42
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

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1 c
shortening (i always use crisco!)
1/2 c
butter, softened
2 c
packed brown sugar
2
eggs
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

FROSTING:

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

Step-by-Step

  • 1In 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.
  • 2Drop 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.
  • 3In 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.
  • 4Sometimes 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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