Maple Pecan Cookies

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I have had it on my mind to make these maple pecan cookies for a while now and I finally got around to it.  They came out really tasty!  Maple and pecans are two of my favorite things, so why not throw them together and make a maple and pecan thumbprint cookie.

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These are made with whole grains and no refined sugar.  I also added extra crushed vanilla bean and cinnamon to make the cookie appear sweeter than it actually is.  Did you know that spices can do that?  I was pretty surprised to first read that, but now I swear by those vanilla beans.  They are amazing!  This is a great recipe to do with your kids as well.  Since my daughter is only 3 1/2, her job is to push the pecans into the middle of the cookie.  I used raw pecans for my recipe, but they would be equally delicious with my Candied Pecans as well.

Maple Pecan Cookies

Maple Pecan Cookies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 13 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 20 Cookies

Maple Pecan Cookies



  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a food processor, grind up the 1/2 cup pecans (measure before grinding.)
  • Add the pecans to a bowl with the rest of the dry ingredients.
  • Add all the wet ingredients into another bowl.
  • Add dry to wet and mix only until combined. The dough will be a bit thick and sticky.
  • Roll into balls and place on a lined baking sheet.
  • Press the cookies down flat with the palm of your hand.
  • Press a pecan into the middle of each cookie.
  • Bake in the oven for about 13 minutes.

They should last at least a week, but you can refrigerate or even freeze to make them last longer. Enjoy!

13 thoughts on “Maple Pecan Cookies

  1. Just wondered if you clean all the molds and fungus from your nuts and veggies and fruits before using’s so important…mY clinical nutritionist has everyone fill a spaghetti pot of filtered water and add 8-10 drops of liquid grapefruit seed extract..I get mine at vitamin shoppe for about 7 dollars and it lasts for month and a teaspoon of powdered c…let sit for 15 minutes ..dump fill with rinse water for 5mins. And your done..for nuts I bake them dry for about 30 mins. At 275 degrees and keep them frozen till I use them….gypsy

    • I always clean my fruits and veggies. I haven’t done my nuts yet, but I have thought about it. I just had a reader tell me today that they tried to make my peanut butter recipe with soaked nuts and it didn’t work. If I soak my nuts, am I going to be able to use them in all recipes?

  2. I get mine crispy in the oven while drying…maybe freezing them changes them..maybe if you just clean what you need and skip freezing..If the reader said it didn’t work then that’s something to think about..but I make almond butter in my emulsifier with cleaned and frozen almonds and it comes out great..trial and error..anyway I think you are doing a fantastic job…gypsy..

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