Buttery maple flavored cookie.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Measure ingredients into large bowl. Mix on low speed until blended, then medium speed until light and fluffy.

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  • Roll dough into 1 inch round balls, then place a pecan half on top of ball gently. Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) on ungreased cookie sheet for 12 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheet.

Nutrition Facts

151.4 calories; 1.4 g protein; 14.7 g carbohydrates; 20.3 mg cholesterol; 78.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
I made these for the office and added a butter/maple/sugar glaze and they were gone in 5 minutes with a note that they were the best cookies they'd ever had. A few tips: don't flatten when you put the pecan on top they spread and if your kitchen is warm put the formed cookies on the sheet in the frige for a few minutes so they won't spread too much. A great recipe I will use over and over and over again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2011
Right out of the oven these were awesome warm and chewy but when they cooled they got very hard. I wish they'd stayed chewy. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
I made these for the office and added a butter/maple/sugar glaze and they were gone in 5 minutes with a note that they were the best cookies they'd ever had. A few tips: don't flatten when you put the pecan on top they spread and if your kitchen is warm put the formed cookies on the sheet in the frige for a few minutes so they won't spread too much. A great recipe I will use over and over and over again. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
I made these for the office and added a butter/maple/sugar glaze and they were gone in 5 minutes with a note that they were the best cookies they'd ever had. A few tips: don't flatten when you put the pecan on top they spread and if your kitchen is warm put the formed cookies on the sheet in the frige for a few minutes so they won't spread too much. A great recipe I will use over and over and over again. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2011
I always look for new cookie recipes around Christmas and this one appealed to me. However when I saw the up and down reviews I was hesitant to try it. I can say I'm really glad that I did. These are tender buttery tasty and attractive! I didn't change the recipe at all. You should make sure your butter is soft (use the real thing) but I don't recommend putting it in your microwave. I used a small cookie scoop to keep the size uniform which I think is also important. Mix the dough thoroughly. I had some butter on the top of the mixing bowl that I incorporated into a couple of cookies and these really spread out! Otherwise the other cookies were fine and maintained their shape. Mine took 12 minutes exactly at 350º and when done I let them cool on the cookie sheet about 10 minutes before removing them to a wire cooling rack. The maple flavor is very delicate so if you want a heavier maple taste you may want to make a thin maple glaze for garnish once the cookies are completely cool. My husband loved them just the way they were and I will be making these again for sure. Thanks Denise for this wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
Nice and buttery kind of like shortbread. I ran out of pecan halves so I finished up dipping the tops into pecan pieces and it worked just as well. Next time I might try rolling them in pecan meal. Very easy to make. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2011
I liked the idea of a maple cookie but I am not a huge fan of artificial maple flavor so I did make a big change: I subsituted real maple syrup for the sugar. With the added moisture did have to add a bit more flour....but I liked the natural flavored end product Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/18/2011
Right out of the oven these were awesome warm and chewy but when they cooled they got very hard. I wish they'd stayed chewy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
Took this one to my club meeting. Ladies loved it. I liked it because it was inexpensive to make but tasty and easy. Meanestjean in Connecticut Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/28/2011
I am trying to make a variety of flavors of Christmas cookies and picked this one. One of the reviewers thought the cookies tasted floury. I actually thought the opposite and thought for the amount of sugar they tasted rather sugary and a little crunchy. For some reason I was thinking they would be like shortbread but not at all. I did not have any pecans and wanted the maple flavor to stand out. I used a modified version of a maple icing from another cookie recipe on the site. I made 1/2 recipe and got 18 cookies with a cookie scoop. My favorite part of the cookie was the icing but I am actually reviewing the cookie. Based on the picture I was surprised that these cookies spread quite a bit to so make sure to leave them in a mound. They also get even more crispy as they cool which I didn't care for but that could possibly help with that. I wish these would have worked for Christmas. I put them out but they didn't get eaten like the others. It could have been because they were so flat but for me it was the texture and sugary taste of the cookie. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/05/2003
Sorry but I was not as impressed as the previous bakers...nice maple flavor but the cookies themselves turn into a floury paste in your mouth-almost everyone at Thanksgiving Dinner agreed with me. Sorry but I won't make these again: ( Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2005
They were delicious Read More