Pecan Maple Sandies


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Yes, I realize Cookie Month ’14 has come and gone; unfortunately my last week’s post met a few setbacks. First there was the intensive last minute work schedule that took up so much of my time. Add to that a minor disaster in the kitchen where I’m temporarily staying that saw my baking schedule as well as everything else go completely topsy turvy.

Pecan Maple Sandies So here I am into November sharing the most excellent of freezing cookies: my Pecan Maple Cookies. If you’re looking for a melt in your mouth cookie with amazing maple and pecan flavor look no further. You’ve hit the mother lode! What makes these cookies so special is the Boyajian Maple Flavor from King Arthur.  

Pecan Maple Sandies As a rule I shy away from all purpose flour, but with these cookies nothing else will do for that melt in your mouth experience. King Arthur’s All Purpose flour is unbleached and a great choice when necessary. These cookies have always been one of my husbands favorites and I try to make plenty for now and later. They are the perfect cookies for freezing. After thawing the Maple Pecan Sandies still retain that yummy flavor and the melt in your mouth texture. The only problem you’ll have is keeping them in the freezer. They always seem to disappear to quickly!

Pecan Maple Sandies

5.0 from 2 reviews
Pecan Maple Sandies
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Serves: 4 dozen
  1. Heat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Beat butter, ½ cup powdered sugar and the Boyajian Maple in a large mixing bowl. Add flour, nuts and salt, Beat until dough holds together.
  3. Shape dough into walnut sized balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.Flatten with fork tines.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Do not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack for 2 minutes.
  5. Dust warm cookies in powdered sugar; tapping off excess powdered sugar.
  6. Cool completely on wire rack.
  7. Dust with powdered sugar again.
  8. Place in loosely covered container or freeze for later.

Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker: Russian Tea Cakes

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  1. says

    Shari, YOU are a trooper my dear! What a challenge and you still have fabulous pictures and cookies despite it all. I LOVE Pecan Sandies and must give these a try. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

    • says

      Thanks Carrie. I admit some days it can be rough! One day at a time. :) I am thankful that God has given me this opportunity. It has helped me tremendously about balance in my life. I am hoping to remember this when I get back to Boise. Thanks for your friendship and encouragement.

  2. Roberta McIntosh says

    Shari, These cookies are delicious. Best cookies I have had in a long time.Melt in your mouth,maple flavoring is even better than using real maple syrup. I think the flavor gets better as these cookies sit. To bad they didn’t last a little longer. Guess I’ll have to make some more.Yum!
    Can’t wait to check out what else is new with King Arthur.

    • says

      Thanks Roberta, I agree. They disappeared way to fast (I helped with the disappearing act a little too much :) ). I’ll be sure to make them again before I leave. Love you! :)

  3. says

    These look amazing! We’re starting to harvest our pecans a few a day. I should have enough to start cooking with them shortly, and this is going on the priority list. Thanks so much for sharing! Cookie month was so fun.
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  4. says

    The combination of maple with a melt in your mouth texture sounds fabulous! I can’t wait to try a nut free version (though I understand that the pecans add flavor and crunch to your version)! I have been tempted by the Boyajian maple flavoring for a long time. The descriptions say it has more concentrated flavor than other brands. Maple is such a hard flavor to get to really shine in a recipe, and the Boyajian maple flavoring seems to be the answer. Did you find it any different than other brands you may have used?
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    • says

      Thanks Wendy. The Maple Flavor is definitely more concentrated than any other maple flavoring I have tried and true to a wonderful maple flavor. I am looking forward to using it in my baking this holiday season. Well worth the investment.

  5. says


    You had me at Pecan, not to mention the maple and melt in your mouth. Seriously, these sound amazing! They would be a perfect treat for the holidays.
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