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A selection of small cookies dotted with pecan nuts, with a cup of coffee on the side

Maple pecan cookies

Published: January 13, 2022 at 5:08 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + chilling
  • Easy
  • Makes 12

Celebrate the classic North American condiment, maple syrup, in this easy cookie recipe. Dot with pecan nuts and serve with a cup of coffee for a moreish afternoon nibble

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal325
fat19g
saturates7.4g
carbs33.6g
sugars15.1g
fibre1.6g
protein4.2g
salt0.3g
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Bake a batch of maple pecan cookies, then check out our chocolate chunk pecan cookies, chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies and more cookie recipes.

Ingredients

  • 150g salted butter, softened
  • 125g soft light brown sugar
  • 90ml maple syrup
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • a pinch mixed spice
  • 280g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 100g pecan halves, 12 left whole, the rest chopped

Method

  • STEP 1

    Beat together the butter and sugar with an electric whisk until well combined. Whisk in the maple syrup, egg and mixed spice.

  • STEP 2

    Fold in the flour, baking powder, a pinch of salt and the chopped pecans to make a dough. Cover and chill for 1 hour to firm up.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Line two baking sheets with baking paper or silicone baking mats.

  • STEP 4

    Roll tablespoons of the mixture in your hands to form walnut- sized balls and put on the prepared trays, well spaced apart to allow for spreading. Flatten a little with the palm of your hand to stop them rolling.

  • STEP 5

    Press a pecan into the middle of each cookie ball. Bake, in batches if you need to, for 12-14 minutes or until golden, crisp on the edges and still slightly soft in the centre. Leave to cool on the trays for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

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