Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Maple Pecan Cookies

Maple Pecan Cookies

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 all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 package (10 to 12 ounces) vanilla or white chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup butter, softened
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon maple flavoring
3 to 5 tablespoons milk
1- 1/2 cups pecan halves


In a large bowl, cream the shortening, butter and brown sugar. 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. Stir in vanilla chips and pecans.  Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.     In a 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.


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  1. These look absolutely divine! I'll have to see if someone will cook them for me, as I have a tendency to burn everything in sight! lol

  2. Oh yum Raquel!! I love Maple cookies. :) Did your kiddos help you make them?

  3. yeah they "help" by eating the dough. the boys love to just eat the pecan and the frosting off the top of these. these are SOO yummy. they dont last long in our house

  4. Seriously you have the BEST recipes ever! I'm so hungry now! :)