Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Maple Pecan Cookies

This recipe is my latest cookie invention. It may not be very original, but the amazing-ness that is maple syrup is new to me, and I just had to use up the rest of the bottle in some cookies. They did not have such a strong maple flavour as the maple cupcakes, but they were still really good. The addition of pecans to these cookies is on account of some ice-cream that I ate too much of over the weekend - Ben & Jerry's Vermonster, with maple flavoured ice-cream, caramelised pecans and a caramel swirl. It was so yummy! I could have eaten an entire tub of just the pecans, so when I found a big bag of them at the supermarket I had to buy them. I tried to caramelise the, but they did not turn out so well as the ones in the ice-cream. I tried too different ways and the best result was to smother the pecans in brown sugar and then heat them in a frying pan until the sugar started to melt. I also tried it with butter, but I found that with butter the nuts just got greasy and the sugar didn't really stick to them. I think next time I might just make caramel sauce, drizzle it over the pecans and bake them for a little while. Or maybe I won't - the pecans were so yummy that I used half in the cookies and just ate the rest, they're clearly a dangerous snack to have around the house.


Maple Cookies

125 grams butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 3/4 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup chopped caramelised pecans

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and prepare a couple of cookie trays.

Soften the butter, add the sugar and maple syrup and beat it until it is well mixed and creamy. Add the egg and beat again.

Sift in the cinnamon, flour, baking powder and salt. Add the pecans and mix together well, until no pockets of flour remain.

Roll the dough into balls and flatten onto the cookie trays (they didn't really spread at all on their own so you need to press them flat). Bake each batch of cookies for 12 minutes, then remove them from the oven and let them cool somewhat before you take them off of the tray. This recipe made more than 30 cookies and everybody thought they were delicious!

3 comments:

  1. I am always looking for different flavored cookies and these sound delicious!

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  2. Hi Jaimie,
    These cookies look delicious, I just love your flavor combination. Hope you are having a great week and thank you for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  3. Mmm I love maple flavored stuff! My dad used to make homemade maple syrup growing up and it was my absolute favorite! Love your blog. I'm officially your newest follower and I can't wait to see what else is in store! Yay for being blog friends! :)

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