Maple Pecan Cookies

Step 1

Start by toasting your pecans. Just place them on a baking sheet scattered apart and bake for 8-10 minutes at 350F/180C, they should slightly darken but not be too dark, or burnt!

Brown Butter

In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cornstarch. Set aside.

Mix Dry Ingredients

Step 2

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or large bowl with a handheld electric mixer combine butter and sugar, mix on medium for around 2 minutes, until light and fluffy.

Mix Butter and Sugar

Step 3

Add egg, vanilla, and maple extract mix until fully combined. The mixture may seem a little curdled at first just keep mixing so it is as best combined.

Add Egg and Vanilla

Step 4

Gently fold in dry ingredients then stir in the toasted pecans.

Mix dry ingredients 

Step 5

Scoop 1.5 tablespoon size cookies, with a medium cookie scoop. Place cookie dough balls on a wax-lined tray that can fit in the refrigerator or I like to use my favorite plastic containers. Let the dough balls chill for two hours.

Scoop Dough

Step 6

Preheat your oven to 350F/180C and if using, line your baking sheet with a silpat liner you could also use parchment paper.

Bake the Dough

Step 7