A batch of these Maple Cookies and a cup of hot coffee go so well together. These thin and chewy cookies are loaded with maple, pecans, and spices. Great cookie to make for the holidays.
Say hello to my husband's dessert weakness. Chewy plain cookies that go well with a cup of coffee can derail him every single time.
Usually he has the strongest will power when it comes to sweets and desserts. Mainly because he does not have a sweet tooth and does not crave sugary goodness.
My jeans wish I would take lessons from him. Now put a bag of salty chips or popcorn in front of him and that's a different story.
I have a list of about 10 of our favorite cookies that we make every year around this time. These peppermint snowball cookies and these peppermint mocha cookies are two that are at the top of the list each time.
But the other day I decided to make a new cookie for the holidays. Every year I am always looking for a new cookie, fudge, or dessert to try for the holidays.
After one bite of these chewy spice cookies, I knew they would become a family favorite in a hurry.
My husband and oldest son couldn't stop eating them. In fact, I think my husband admitted to eating like ten of these maple cookies in ONE day.
I'm calling this a cookie win for sure. If a cookie can get my non-sugar eating husband to cave and eat that many cookies, you know it's a good recipe.
How to make Maple Cookies
The dough for these easy maple cookies comes together in minutes.
- Beat the butter and sugars until soft and creamy. Add in an egg and pure maple syrup. Beat it again.
- Stir together all the dry ingredients and spices. Slowly beat this into the butter mixture.
- Add some finely chopped pecans and stir in gently.
- Refrigerate the dough for at least an hour before scooping and rolling into 36 one inch balls.
- Roll each ball in Turbinado sugar and place 12 on a baking sheet and press a pecan half on the top. Refrigerate the remaining dough balls.
- Bake the cookies for 10 minutes. Let them cool on the pan for about 3 minutes, then remove them and place on parchment paper. Repeat with the remaining dough balls.
- Cool completely before storing in a tightly sealed container.
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More Homemade Cookies to make
Crispy Banana Cookies - these flat chewy cookies are loaded with banana and cinnamon chips
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies - a few kinds of chips and sea salt give these pudgy cookies a great sweet and salty taste
Vanilla Pudding Cookies - M&M's and sprinkles add a fun flair to these soft cookies. Use holiday candies to make them perfect for this time of year.
Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies - soft peanut butter cookies loaded with two kinds of Reese's candies will satisfy your peanut butter cravings
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We love maple! However, we cannot have pecans due to allergies. Do you think these would turn out well without the pecans? Would you recommend any adjustments?
I haven't tried them without the nuts. You could always use oats in place of the nuts to keep the ratios all the same. I hope that helps!
I am making these now. I printed the recipe out which doesn't tell me what to do with the ground pecans. I came back to check and thankfully I stired them into the batter.☺️ Great recipe thanks for sharing.
Oh, my goodness. I am so sorry about that. I guess typing things late at night isn't the smartest thing. Thank you for catching that. I went in and fixed the recipe card. I hope you and your family enjoy the cookies!!!
No worries they are so good and my kitchen smells amazing
These cookies are right up my alley! Must try soon!
Oh my word, these look absolutely heavenly! All my faves in one cookie
These are delicious! I'm the same way as your husband...give me a cookie and a cup of coffee and I'm a happy camper!
Wow these cookies look so amazing - I can't wait to try them over the holidays!
Oh can you say delicious!!! These cookie are perfect for the Holidays.