Sunday, September 30, 2012

Maple Pecan Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp maple flavoring
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

In a large bowl mix butter and sugars until fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time.  Beat in maple flavoring.  In another bowl mix baking soda and flour.  Add to egg mixture about 1 cup at a time beating until blended.  Refrigerate dough 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Spoon out dough forming into a ball about the size of a large walnut.  Place on cookie sheet and bake 10 to 12 or until lightly browned.  Makes 3 to 4 dozen depending on size of cookies. 

Comments - This started out from a recipe for Mapledoodles but I made a few changes along the way and added the pecans.  I also eliminated the topping and glaze.  I chopped my pecans until they were very fine but you can buy pecans that will work which are already chopped.  They are called cookie chop.  These would be great with coconut too.
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