Maple and Pecan Cookies

June 3, 2012

I am back!!!!….again!!!

And guess what? I am no longer look  like a white ghost! Woohoo! It was about time I get some sun on that freakishly white skin of mine!

How was Barcelona you ask?

Fantastic! It was sunny the WHOLE week! not a drop of rain! Lucky us!

I will be posting about my trip soon enough….I guess after I post about my trip to Vancouver!

Anyways! Back to these scrumptious cookies!

Maple syrup is one of our pride here in Canada.

I mean, that stuff is like crack it’s so good!!

I put it in my yogurt, on my crepes, in my granola….

And again, maple syrup is a winner in this recipe!

Now if you think you are going to sneak in some of that fake Aunt Jemima Syrup, think again! You really can’t use the fake stuff here, you have to stay real!!

Anyhow! Next time you buy some of that liquid gold, make sure to keep this recipe in mind!

maple pecan cookies


Recipe from:

  • Course: Dessert
  • Servings: 40
  • Prep. time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 40 min


  • 1 Cup of butter, softened
  • 1 Cup of brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Cup of REAL (not aunt jemima in here!) maple syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 Teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of salt
  • 4 Cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/3 Cup of white sugar for decoration
  • 30 pecan halves

Cooking instructions:

  1. It's easy enough:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the room temperature butter and brown sugar. Add the egg, syrup and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda. Stir into butter mixture until well blended. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar. Place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart and flatten slightly. place a piece of pecan on each cookie and put the cookie tray in the oven.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Let cool on wire rack.
  5. * I made my cookies a bit bigger since I like big cookies. If you do the same, make sure to up the baking time a bit. The key is to check on the cookies frequently!
  • Emily @ She Makes and Bakes

    These look perfectly delicious! Can’t wait to try them!!

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    Thanks Em!:)

  • Paula Kelly-Bourque

    Glad you had a great trip.  I love maple syrup and pecans and I’m anxious to try these wonderful looking cookies.

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    Thank you Paula! The trip was amazing!!

  • Marie

    My friend made these last night, and I had one with my lunch and couldn’t taste the maple at all… would adding more syrup help?

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    It is subtle in the cookie, you are right. I wouldn’t add too much maple syrup to it because it will change the integrity of the cookie but if you want more maple flavor, what you could do is bake the pecans in maple in the oven for about 10 minutes! If not, you could reduce a bit of maple syrup in a pan to make it thicker and drizzle the cookies with that. Let me know what you chose to do :)

  • Carrie Perrins

    These look so good! I pinned them to my cookie board. I use the liquid gold for almost everything too!

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    Thanks Carrie :) xo