This maple nut refrigerator cookie recipe was quite popular in the pecan growing region of south Georgia where I grew up. Almost every community recipe book had a variation on it.
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine — softened
1/4 teaspoon maple extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans
Beat brown sugar, butter and maple extract in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in pecans. Shape into roll, 12 inches long. Wrap and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.
Heat oven to 375º. Cut roll into 1/4-inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. I prefer cooking them on parchment paper for easy removal and fast clean-up. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to a wire cooling rack.
Originally posted 2009-02-08 16:31:18. Republished by Old Post Promoter