I received free product for writing this post. As always the opinions are entirely my own.
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.
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.
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!
- Heat oven to 375ºF.
- 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.
- Shape dough into walnut sized balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.Flatten with fork tines.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Do not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack for 2 minutes.
- Dust warm cookies in powdered sugar; tapping off excess powdered sugar.
- Cool completely on wire rack.
- Dust with powdered sugar again.
- Place in loosely covered container or freeze for later.
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker: Russian Tea Cakes
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