Maple Pecan Refrigerator Cookies


2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 large egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1-1/4 cups chopped pecans


With a standing mixer, beat butter until creamy (about 3 minutes). Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat sugar in gradually. Add syrup, yolk, and vanilla. Blend in flour and pecans. Divide dough in half. Place one half on a sheet of waxed paper or plastic wrap. Shape into a log about 2 inches in diameter. Cover and refrigerate. Repeat with second half. Refrigerate until firm (or freeze for later). Heat oven to 350 degrees. Slice dough into ½-inch rounds. Bake on ungreased baking sheets until golden (about 20-25 minutes).


about 3 dozen cookies

Preparation Time

30 Minutes

Total Time

1 Hour

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