Thursday, March 10, 2016

#3792 - Frosted Maple Cookies

(by Shirley McNevich)

3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 cups Domino's dark brown sugar (packed)
1 cup Crisco shortening
1/2 cup softened butter
2 eggs
1 tsp. McCormick maple flavoring
1 tsp. vanilla
a pinch of salt
2 cups Nestle's white chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
pecan halves
Frosting: 4 cups Domino's powdered sugar; 4-6 TBSP milk; 1/4 cup softened butter; 1 tsp. maple flavoring

In a bowl add flour, baking soda and salt--stir to mix. In a mixer add brown sugar and Crisco--beat. Add 1/2 cup softened butter--beat. Add eggs--beat. Add 1 tsp. maple flavoring and the vanilla--beat. Slowly add flour mixture--beat. Remove bowl from mixer--add chopped pecans and white chocolate chips--stir to mix. Drop batter by spoonfuls on to greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees 8-12 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes, then place on paper towels to cool completely. Frosting: in a mixer add powdered sugar, 1/4 cup softened butter and 1 tsp. maple flavoring--beat. Keep mixer beating and add 1 TBSP milk at a time until frosting is spreading consistency. Once you have the right consistency, beat on high speed until thick and creamy. Frost the cookies, then press one pecan half (flat side down) into the middle of the frosting on each cookie.

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