Saturday, March 26, 2011

Maple Pecan Cookies

•3 cups old fashioned oats
•1 cup shredded coconut
•2 & 2/3 cups flour
•1 teaspoon salt
•1 teaspoon cinnamon
•2 cups packed light brown sugar
•1 cup (2 sticks) butter
•1/2 cup maple syrup
•2 tablespoons light corn syrup
•2 teaspoons baking soda
•1/4 cup boiling water
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•2 cups chopped pecans

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
2.Combine oats, coconut, flour, salt, cinnamon and brown sugar in a bowl. mix thoroughly.
3.Combine butter, maple syrup and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until butter melts, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
4.Combine baking soda and boiling water, stirring to dissolve. Add to maple syrup mixture stirring well. Add vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients. Add pecans, stir well.
5.Place 1/4 cup size balls of dough on sheets 3 inches apart. Flatten slightly.
6.Bake 10 – 12 minutes until golden brown and set. Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes then remove to wire rack to cool. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

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