Vanilla Chip Maple Cookies – submitted by Frances Hamann
1 cup shortening
½ cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon Silver Cloud Pure Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon Silver Cloud Imitation Maple Extract or Maple, Natural Flavor Blend
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups vanilla or white chips
½ cup chopped pecans
¼ cup butter or margarine, softened
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon Silver Cloud Imitation Maple Extract or Maple, Natural Flavor Blend.
4 to 6 tablespoons milk
3-1/2 cups pecan halves
In a mixing bowl, cream shortening, butter and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in vanilla and maple flavoring. Combine the flour and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in vanilla chips and pecans. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar. Beat in maple flavoring and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies. Top each with a pecan half. Yield: about 7 dozen.