Monday, December 17, 2018

Maple Pecan Shortbreads





I usually make these at Christmas time.

1 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup real maple syrup
1 large egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon maple extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
Some white sugar for rolling the cookies in

Beat butter, then beat in sugar until creamy. Mix in egg yolk, vanilla and maple extract and maple syrup. Finally, mix in flour and pecans.

Roll into small 1 inch balls, then rolls these in sugar. Place on cookie sheet and flatten to about 1/2 inch with bottom end of a glass. The sugar keeps the cookie dough from sticking to the jar. Place into oven preheated to 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes until slightly brown.

3 comments:

Sue said...

These look wonderful and once I get my Christmas cooking eaten up, I will make these. Maple Syrup is a specialty around my home, here in New Brunswick. I used to boil the sap down myself each spring....in my younger years. I think these cookies might be a big hit.

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