Saturday, December 24, 2016

Holiday Quick & Easy Appetizers, Meals, Snacks, & Drinks...Something Different Everyday Til 2017 (Cookies)

Butter Pecan Cookies


  Buttery cookies smothered with a maple frosting = HEAVEN.

  

Level: Easy

Ingredients

For the Cookies
  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 c. chopped pecans
For the Maple Buttercream
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream
  • Chopped pecans, for decorating
 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter and sugars until smooth. Add vanilla and eggs and beat until combined, then add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until just combined. Fold in chopped pecans.
  2. Spoon tablespoon scoops onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake until golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Make frosting: In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter until smooth and fluffy, 2 minutes. Add powdered sugar and beat until combined, then add maple syrup and heavy cream and beat until creamy. (If the frosting is too thin, beat in more powdered sugar, 1/4 cup at a time.)
  4. Frost cookies and decorate with more pecans.
 

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