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Maple Cookies

Maple Nut Cookies with Maple Icing

Skinny Not Skinny
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
Total Time 26 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12



  • 3/4 cup pecan pieces or halves
  • 1 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar


  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup


  • Heat oven to 350°F. In 8-inch square pan, bake pecans 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown. Spread nuts on cutting board; cool 5 minutes. Finely chop.
  • In large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until fluffy. Beat in 1/2 teaspoon maple flavor and the egg until well blended. Stir in flour and chopped toasted pecans.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped in granulated sugar.
  • Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  • In small bowl, mix icing ingredients until smooth; drizzle over cookies.
  • Yields 24 cookies.