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Maple Pecan Shortbread Cookies

The Goods
  • 1 cup butter, softened (no substitutions)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Fleischmann's® Corn Starch
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans

Maple and pecans are a great combination.

3 -1/2 dozen cookies
Prep Time:
20 min
Bake Time:
25 to 30 minutes
Total Time:
50 min
Make Good is Easy

Preheat oven to 300ºF. Mix butter, brown sugar and maple flavoring thoroughly using an electric mixer. Gradually blend in flour and corn starch. Add pecans.

Form into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Gently press down on each cookie to flatten using fingers or a flat bottomed drinking glass (dipped in sugar to prevent sticking).

Bake at 300ºF for 25 to 30 minutes, or until bottoms begin to brown. Cool for 5 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

RECIPE NOTE: For European-style shortbread, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 2 minutes. Pat into a 1/3-inch thick rectangle measuring 11 x 8-inches. Cut into 2 x 1-inch strips. Place 1-inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Prick with a fork. Bake as above.


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