Bake at 350° Fahrenheit for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
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.
Your Maple Pecan Cookies are done when they begin to turn golden brown. *(2)
Let cool, then top each cookie with maple cream cheese icing and a sprinkle of chopped pecans.
Chilling the cookie dough can help prevent the dough from spreading too much when baking.
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!