Introduction: Maple Cookies

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Another awesome cookies baking today!! Office was happy to see me with their favorite cookies Maple Cookies!
These Maple Cookies are definitely a time-tested favorite cookie, satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. For those who are allergic to eggs, these cookies contain NO EGGS, which is a plus if your sensitive to eggs!!!

Step 1: Ingredients:

3 cups old-fashioned oats

1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut (usually located in the Organic Isle)

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

2 cups light brown sugar

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

2 Tbsp. light corn syrup

2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 cup BOILING water

1 tsp. maple extract

2 cups chopped pecans, toasted

Step 2: Directions:

Pre-heat your oven 375 ° F. Position the oven racks in the upper & lower thirds of oven.

Step 3:

Spread pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet with a rim. Stay close by, and toast the pecans 8 to 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
Pecans will be done when they're lightly browned and you notice as a nutty scent fills the air. Cool completely.

Step 4:

Reduce the oven temperature to 325 ° F.

Step 5:

I add about 2 Tbsp. of the dried ingredients to the completely cooled pecans before adding to the mixture: doing so, prevents the nuts from settling on the bottom.

Step 6:

In a large mixing bowl, combine and sift together flour, salt, and cinnamon.

Step 7:

To the mixing bowl and coconut, brown sugared oatmeal; whisk together to blend, set aside.

Step 8:

In a medium sauce pan combine butter, maple syrup and corn syrup.

Step 9:

Simmer over medium heat until butter melts; stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

Step 10:

Microwave 1/4 cup water to boiling. Remove from microwave and combine boiling water with the baking soda, stirring to dissolve.

Step 11:

Stir the soda mixture into maple syrup mixture, and add maple extract, stirring to combine. Set aside to cool.

Step 12:

Combine the maple mixture into the dry ingredients, stir well.

Step 13:

Add pecans, stir in well.

Step 14:

Place 2 Tbsp. size balls onto prepared cookies sheets, 3" apart.

Step 15:

With the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar, flatten balls slightly.

Step 16:

Bake 18 to 20 minutes, rotating positions halfway through the baking process (even baking), until cookies are a golden brown.

Step 17:

Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes before removing cookies to cooling racks. Cool completely. Yields approxiamatly 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

Step 18: FYI....

The complex where I live had a Breast Awareness fundraiser bake sale in Sept. They asked residents if they could bake something for the event. Sadly, I was the only resident who volunteered. I bake these cookies, and the manager told me they were gone within 20 mins. One customer came bake and bought 12 more!

Good luck & happy Baking!!

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