These came about simply because we hardly use maple syrup anymore these days, but still have quite a bit in our fridge just waiting to be used. I do make cookies for Ben fairly regularly, and we also had about a cup of pecans in the cupboard. In searching for recipes online for maple cookies, many of them seem to not have very much maple syrup, and utilize instead maple extract. I selected this recipe because it only uses maple syrup as the source for the maple flavor. The only change I made was to use pecans instead of the walnuts called for, but feel free to swap them with whatever nut you prefer. I feel that pecans go with the maple syrup much better than walnuts.
maple pecan cookies (From Simply Recipes; makes about 3 dozen)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
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