Vanilla Chip Maple Cookies

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by MackinacBride

From Taste of Home magazine

Top Review by LisAnn1671

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!!

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.

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