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Frosted Maple Pecan White Chip Cookies

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.

Frosted Maple Pecan White Chip Cookies
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  • Skill Level
    Intermediate
  • Makes
    60
    cookies (5 dozen)
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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
  • 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
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring

Instructions

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.