Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Brown Sugar Cookies with Maple & Pecan

I am so excited to share with you my newest cookie creation: brown sugar cookies with maple and pecan!  I am excited to share because cookies are one of my favorite things to share, but also because Megan is getting married this week!!  So, to help her celebrate (and to stay stress-free), I am sharing the recipe at Wanna Be a Country Cleaver.

I have been working on this recipe for a while now and I finally got the flavors down. My mom visited a few weekends ago and she, for one, loves pecans and maple flavoring.  I thought these would be the perfect way to welcome her to our home.  Not only did she love them, but the smell of these cookies baking is unbelievable.  I think I could smell maple for days following.

They are buttery (as cookies should be), they are soft and chewy and rich.  I had made a couple of mildly unsuccessful variations of this recipe with vanilla and, as much as I love vanilla, I was just never happy with them.  So I made a game-time decision to try maple this time and it was a winning decision, it paired perfectly with the deep molasses flavor and pecans.

Head on over to Megan’s site for the recipe for the brown sugar cookies, and send her your best wishes!

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Brown Sugar Cookies with Maple & Pecan

Yield: 2 dozen

Prep Time: 20

Cook Time: 25

Rich brown sugar cookies, with maple, soft and chewy and studded with pecans.

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 tsp. maple extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat liner.

In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt until combined. Set aside.

Cream the butter and sugar until combined and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and maple and beat for 3-4 more minutes, until the mixture is very light and fluffy.

Add in the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes.

Scoop the dough onto the prepared cookie sheets by rounded teaspoon full and flatten slightly.

Bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes until lightly browned on the edges. Cool on a wire rack

 

23 Responses to “Brown Sugar Cookies with Maple & Pecan”

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    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — August 15, 2012 @ 7:46 am

    These sound great! Love your cute little plate too. :)

  2. #
    Jen @ Savory Simple — August 15, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    Gorgeous photo, can’t wait to check out the recipe!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — August 15, 2012 @ 8:32 am

    What great flavors for a cookie – it all goes so well together. Going to Megan’s to check it out!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 15, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    brown sugar – yes! makes everything so soft and chewy!

  5. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — August 15, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    Love the flavors in these! Except pecans. They just get in way of the good stuff. Going to check out the recipe!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — August 15, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    Cassie, you and I are cookie soulmates. We love all of the same add-ins! nuts, oats, butterscotch, sprinkles, etc. These maple brown sugar babies look too good to be true. I love un-chocolate cookies. :)

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — August 15, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    I wouldn’t mind the maple fragrance throughout my house while baking these! What a great way to celebrate friend’s wedding! Thank you for sharing, Cassie!

  8. #
    Mal @ The Chic Geek — August 15, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    These look fabulous!

  9. #
    carrian — August 15, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    These look wonderful!! I love brown sugar everything. When I was little I would sneak a little spoonful while baking with my mom. YUM!

  10. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 15, 2012 @ 11:58 am

    These are three of my favorite things in one cookie – love!!

  11. #
    naomi — August 15, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    OH, this sounds wonderful! Love brown sugar and maple together.

  12. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — August 15, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    these look soooo good Cassie!!

  13. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 15, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    These sound so yummy!

  14. #
    Jill | Dulce Dough — August 15, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

    I love this combination Cassie!

  15. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — August 15, 2012 @ 8:30 pm

    wow, these definitely sound awesome and i love the warm feeling the smell of maple gets you. the addition of pecan is a great touch!

  16. #
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — August 15, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

    I love this! Maple and pecan are two of my favorite flavors. This makes me want Fall!

  17. #
    Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen — August 15, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

    These cookies look delicious! On my way to find the recipe! :)

  18. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 16, 2012 @ 12:47 am

    Awesome combo! Heading over to check out the recipe :)

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    Jackie @ The Beeroness — August 16, 2012 @ 10:54 am

    I’ve recently become so obsessed with the flavor of brown sugar. I’ve been making simple syrups and adding it to butter cream. And no cookie is complete without brown sugar!
    Happy Wedding Megan!

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — August 16, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    Maple and Pecan are one of my favorite combos! What a great idea to combine it in a brown sugar cookie. I’ll definitely be whipping up a batch of these soon. I bet they smell amazing when they are baking. Congrat’s to Megan!

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    Jenny @ BAKE — August 21, 2012 @ 11:18 am

    these sound delicious!

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    Joann — August 25, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    Hi Cassie…..these sound delicious, but when I went to the recipe, the coffee grounds aren’t listed with the ingredients. Also, I know you opted for maple extract, but is there any vanilla in the recipe at all? Thanks. Anxious to try these.

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