Frosted Maple Pecan White Chip Cookies

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 9 min
Cooling Time: 15 min
Yields: 60 cookies (5 dozen)

Description

These pretty Frosted Maple Pecan White Chip Cookies are flavored with maple and vanilla morsels and topped with a simple maple frosting. Easy to make, yet elegant enough for special guests.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup pecan halves (about 60)
  • MAPLE FROSTING
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 or more tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE flour and baking soda in a medium bowl. Beat brown sugar, vegetable shortening, butter, eggs, maple flavoring and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and chopped pecans. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Spread with Maple Frosting; top each cookie with pecan half.

FOR MAPLE FROSTING:
COMBINE
powdered sugar, milk, butter and maple flavoring in a medium bowl; stir until smooth.

Unique and Delicious!

by M. Michelle , , on Apr. 2010

Just made a batch for the first time and I'm very happy that I found this recipe! They are light, moist and wonderfully different than the typical chocolate chip cookie. I'm sure I'll be making these again and again.

yummmmmy

by K. KIMBERLY , PORTERVILLE, CA on Dec. 2009

I couldn't find maple flavoring, so I used almond extract. Oh my, these cookies are now a family favorite. They are very sweet, but oh so good!! If you can make chocolate chip cookies from scratch, you can certainly do these!! MMM Very good!

Great Cookie

by G. Gail , Arlington, TN on Dec. 2009

If you are looking for something besides choclate chip to bake, these are great! I took some to work as a pre-tasting to our office cookie exchange and overwhelming majority said to include them! The cookies are very sweet. I made some with and without the icing. Either way, they are VERY tasty!

Wonderful

by S. Stacy , Indianapolis on Oct. 2009

I just baked these cookies, they are wonderful. I also did not put the frosting on them. They were sweet enough without it.

Outstanding flavor!

by E. Erin , Loganville, GA on Oct. 2009

I just finished baking a batch of these cookies and they are already a family favorite. The maple flavor is not too overpowering, and the cookies are moist and tasty. I substituted 1 cup of butterscotch morsels for the white chocolate, baking them at 370 for 10 minutes. I plan to save some to share with coworkers tomorrow, and I only do that with my best results!

FROSTED MAPLE PECAN COOKIES

by P. PATRICIA , PERU, IN on Oct. 2009

I TRIED THE FROSTED MAPLE PECAN COOKIES AND SO FAR THEY ARE A HIT. I EVEN CAME CLOSE TO THE 5 DOZEN COOKIES THAT THE RECIPE SAID IT WOULD MAKE. A VERY NICE SIZE COOKIE. LOTS OF TIMES THE RECIPE MIGHT MAKE 5 DOZEN PENNY SIZE COOKIES BUT NOT THIS ONE.

frosted maple pecan white chip cookies

by M. Maryann , Nottingham, PA on Aug. 2009

This cookie was great tasting to the kids at the birthday party.

Mmmm, mmm good!

by M. Mary , Jackson, MS on Jul. 2009

These cookies are moist and delicious!

The Best Cookie EVER!!!!

by C. Cindy , Blountville, TN on Jun. 2009

These cookies were absolutely the BEST!!!!! cookie I have ever put in my mouth. The smell alone is out of this world, but the taste...oh my, are they good!!! BTW, this recipe makes a pile of cookies. Enough to keep some, give away some and take some to work. Co-workers and family are asking for again and again.

Sweet alternative to chocolate

by A. ANDRE , San Francisco, CA on Jun. 2009

nice to try something as an alternative to chocolate chip! definitely will reintroduce this in the fall for the flavors within