Monday, 8 November 2010

Maple Pecan Cookies

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Before Autumn ends and Winter sneaks up on us, I thought I had quickly better get on with baking the Autumn installment from the Eat Me book, given to me by friend Kat. (See here for Spring and here for Summer). Maple and pecans are one of my absolute favourite combinations, so it was not difficult to choose this recipe despite there being many fantastic options for the Autumn quarter of the book.

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Preheat the oven to 150˚C/300˚F/Gas 2. Grease 2 baking sheets.

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Using an electric mixer (or a wooden spoon), beat the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and the vanilla. Sift over the flour and bicarbonate and stir to blend. Add the maple syrup and the nuts and mix well.

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Drop heaped tablespoons of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden. Remove to a wire rack with a spatula and leave to cool.

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These were very easy to make, easier definitely than the last two recipes from this book. The beating of the butter and sugars is a little heavy going I always find but once done everything else is very quick.

I chose to eat these with another seasonal favourite, apple cider. I will definitely make these again, they were absolutely delicious. Big, wholesome cookies - I ended up eating four in one sitting - they were that good!

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39 comments:

  1. Oh yum! I love maple and pecan :) will try these out soon!

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  2. Mmmm they look yummy, and fabulous pics dear:-)

    I want that book.

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  3. I have that book! It's simply amazing. I must make more from it.

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  4. oh wow - they look delicious. And what an excellent choice of Cider with Thatchers!

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  5. mmmm...fabolous pics!! i like them!!

    http://moonsandme.blogspot.com/

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  6. Mmm, these look delish! Cider and cookies, yum!

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  7. oh god these look lovely Paula! May have to make those this weekend! x

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  8. gorgeous photos and gorgeous cookies!! :D

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  9. I adore this book. I'm desperate to make the bloody hand cookies. I may indulge myself with this tomorrow :)

    One recipe I can wholeheartedly recommend is the french toast cupcakes. Amazing!

    Katie xox

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  10. These look lovely and the book sounds like a fab Christmas gift idea. xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  11. These look so yummy!! I got this book for my birthday and I've only tried out one recipe so far, I'm dying to do more =)

    http://xrebelangelx.blogspot.com/

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  12. Even your cooking supplies look cute! How do you do it?!

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  13. looks amazing! i'm going to have to try this recipe.

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  14. ooooh hello maple pecan delicious cookies, beautiful photos and really cool looking recipe book! Gorgeous post- I visited a local christmas market over the weekend and bought a couple of slices of maple pecan fudge topped shortbread with caramalised pecans for my parents... it looked phenomenal. Hope you had a good weekend.Would love you to visit me. Katie.xx

    fashion clocked

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  15. Ooo they look divine! I think that book is going on my Christmas wish list x

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  16. oh those look wonderful.
    i love love love pecans...
    i will be trying this..looks like a good holiday cookie.
    xoox

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  17. That looks like the perfect fall snack!

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  18. Ah, how delicious everything looks.
    Am now dreaming of your delectable cookies. Enjoy baking and the turn of the season;-)

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  19. hmm yummy!
    i have to try that out very soon!
    ✰_✰

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  20. I shall make some for Christmas. if I make them before, I will eat them myself, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  21. These look delicious, it makes me want to have some cookies now. The book seems to have some good recipes and the cover even looks so pretty.

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  22. You make me want to cook - and I hate cooking!

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  23. I just found your blog via to-be-charmed.com and it is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous life!




    http://foodartbaby.blogspot.com

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  24. They turned out gorgeous P, you're making me hungry!
    Thank you again for the link to me, so sweet of you to remember. I'm glad the book is still proving useful.
    Love Kat xx

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  25. Oh lady, you've hit a huge weak spot with me! I'm a sucker for pecans.
    Really must brush up on my baking skills.
    You make it all look so easy ;)

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  26. Alright, so I just found your blog and I'm absolutey ADORING every inch of it, it made my day happier.

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  27. These look incredible! I actually love nutty biscuits and cakes, they're the best! Love the look of that book...might have to get my hands on it too!

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  28. These look so yummy I could almost smell them. I bet they go perfect with cider!
    I haven't baked in a while, but might have to change that soon. Pecans and maple are my fave

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  29. They look so delicious!!


    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  30. I love baking and then eating the fruits of my labours!! These look good, as does the cider!! :)

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  31. yum!!! these look like they'll be so tasty!! i just love ur photos paula.. i say this everytime i leave a comment.. lol im so orginal! :) x

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  32. These look so good! And what an adorable recipe book. I definitely have to take some time out to bake again... ther'es nothing more wonderful than a house that smells of freshly baked cookies or cakes!

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  33. MUST TRY!!!! pecan and maple happen to be my faves too, drooooolllll.......

    XOXO
    J

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  34. These look delicious! Your photos are beautiful as well!

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  35. I find myself envious that you have this book haha. On many occasion I have lost myself in its pages on visits to the bookshop. The recipes look so delicious and I adore the photographs too, adds an enchanting element to the cook book. This is going to the top of my Christmas wish list this year.

    The biscuits look so enticing, I doubt I'd be able to stop at just one!

    xx Carina

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  36. These cookies look wonderful! I'm wondering, though, about your kitchen scale. I love it. A lot. Wherever did you get it?

    Garnet

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