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Maple Pecan Cookies

These Maple Pecan Cookies are a chewy maple cookie filled with chopped pecans and topped with a maple cream cheese frosting.

These Maple Pecan Cookies are a chewy maple cookie filled with chopped pecans and topped with a maple cream cheese frosting.

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Ingredients

  • 2 & 3/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 Teaspoons Cornstarch
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Salted Butter, room temperature
  • ½ Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Packed Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 1 Egg Yolk, room temperature
  • 1 & ½ Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 & 1/2 Teaspoon Pure Maple Extract
  • 1 & 1/2 Cups Pecans, chopped

Toppings

  • 4 Tablespoons Room Temperature Butter
  • 4 Ounces Room Temperature Cream Cheese
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 & 1/2 Teaspoons Maple Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Pecans, chopped well

Instructions

  1. Sift the 2 & 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, 3 teaspoons cornstarch, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt into a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl use a hand mixer to blend the 1 cup butter, slowly adding in the 1/2 cup white sugar and then the 1 cup brown sugar to make a thick cream.
  3. Next, add one egg at a time, including the yoke, blending until combined between each addition.
  4. Then blend in the 1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract and 1 & 1/2 teaspoons maple extract.
  5. By hand, stir in the dry ingredients just until combined, but don’t over mix.
  6. Next, fold in the 1 & 1/2 cups chopped pecans.
  7. Optional: Refrigerate the dough for 2 hours or until thoroughly chilled (up to 48 hours). *(1)
  8. Use a cookie scoop to measure/form the cookie dough for uniform cookies.
  9. Bake at 350° Fahrenheit for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  10. While your cookies are baking blend the 4 tablespoons butter and 4 ounces cream cheese in a small mixing bowl. Then add the 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. Finally, blend in the 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 & 1/2 teaspoons maple extract. Set to the side.
  11. Your Maple Pecan Cookies are done when they begin to turn golden brown. *(2)
  12. Let cool, then top each cookie with maple cream cheese icing and a sprinkle of chopped pecans.
  13. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. Chilling the cookie dough can help prevent the dough from spreading too much when baking.
  2. They will still be hot when you pull them out of the oven and will continue to bake on the inside so make sure not to over bake them!
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