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Maple Pecan Twists

"These sweet treats are one of my most requested recipes for special occasions. Maple flavor is prominent in both the dough and icing of these tasty twists."
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45 m servings
Original recipe yields 24 servings

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in maple flavoring. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a 18-in. rectangle. Brush with melted butter to within 1/2 in of edges. Sprinkle with pecans. Fold one short side of dough a third of the way over filling; fold the other short side over the top, forming an 18-in. x 3-in. rectangle. Cut into 3/4 in. strips; twist each strip twice.
  3. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. In a small bowl, combine icing ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over twists.

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These are simply awful. There is not enough sugar to match the maple extract, which is extremely stong, and it turns out very bitter. I had to another another full cup of sugar to ameliorate the...