Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

From Taste of Home magazine

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together shortening, butter and brown sugar.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Beat in vanilla and maple flavoring.
  4. Combine the flour and baking soda.
  5. Gradually add to creamed mixture.
  6. Stir in vanilla chips and pecans.
  7. Drop by round tablespoonfuls 2-inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  8. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
  10. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar.
  11. Beat in maple flavoring and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency.
  12. Frost cooled cookies.
  13. Top each with a pecan half.
Most Helpful

Wow these rare good!!! I didn't have pecans, so I used walnuts (which we prefer anyway). I agree that the frosting is not needed, andI thought it actually took away from the cookie flavor. Also, next time I will probably add 1/2 tsp. of salt, I think every cookie needs it. Thank you for a great recipe though, this is definately a keeper!!

LisAnn1671 December 19, 2009

Wow these are yummy! I was lazy so instead of making cookies I made bars in a 9x13 pan. I had to bake them about 40 minutes and then put the frosting on once they cooled. I omitted the pecans also. Thanks for this great recipe!

Lil Sis May 29, 2008

I'm one of the co-workers of "Wife2abadge" that loved, loved, loved these just the way they are!

lmg11283 May 23, 2008