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Quebec Maple-Pecan Drops


Quebec Maple-Pecan Drops

Quebec Maple-Pecan Drops

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Makes about 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons maple-flavored syrup
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup uncooked quick oats (not old-fashioned oats)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
1/4 cup packaged chopped pitted dates
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons maple-flavored syrup
1-1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat butter and granulated sugar in large bowl of electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Beat in 3 tablespoons syrup. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into butter mixture. On low speed, beat in oats, coarsely chopped pecans and dates.
  2. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 12 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Let stand on cookie sheets 2 minutes; transfer to wire racks and cool completely.
  3. For frosting, beat cream cheese and butter in small bowl of electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Beat in 2 tablespoons syrup. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread frosting over cooled cookies; top with finely chopped pecans.

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