Maple-Nut Cookies with Maple Icing

Double-up on maple flavor with these pecan-studded cookies, drizzled with sweet icing.

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  • prep time 1 hr 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 42
 

Ingredients

Cookies

3/4
cup pecan halves
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon maple flavor
1
egg
2
cups all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon granulated sugar

Icing

3/4
cup powdered sugar
1
tablespoon milk
1
teaspoon maple flavor

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In 8-inch square pan, bake pecans 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown. Spread nuts on cutting board; cool 5 minutes. Finely chop.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until fluffy. Beat in 1/2 teaspoon maple flavor and the egg until well blended. Stir in flour and chopped toasted pecans.
  • 3 Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped in granulated sugar.
  • 4 Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  • 5 In small bowl, mix icing ingredients until smooth; drizzle over cookies.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In 8-inch square pan, bake pecans 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown. Spread nuts on cutting board; cool 5 minutes. Finely chop.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until fluffy. Beat in 1/2 teaspoon maple flavor and the egg until well blended. Stir in flour and chopped toasted pecans.
  • 3 Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped in granulated sugar.
  • 4 Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  • 5 In small bowl, mix icing ingredients until smooth; drizzle over cookies.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To soften 1 cup butter, microwave unwrapped butter in glass bowl or measuring cup uncovered on High 15 to 30 seconds.

Not a fan of pecans? Use walnuts instead.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
35mg
35%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.