These Maple Pecan Sugar Cookies are loaded with nutty pecan butter flavour! They are topped with a Maple Pecan Frosting, and perfect for your holiday table!
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Last year I totally fell I love with sugar cookies. The holidays are always been my favourite time of year – filled with lots of beautiful decorations, love, laughter and so much joy, and I feel like the icing on top (almost literally) was sugar cookies. The fact that they come in so many beautiful shapes and sizes have always mesmerised me, and now I can partake in the fun!
I was trying to decide what kind of sugar cookies to make for this year, and after a brief perusing of my posts I knew. Turns out – I really like pecans! So I decided to make Maple Pecan Sugar Cookies! I wanted to amp up the pecan flavour, and boosted the cookies with pecan butter. Let me tell you – BEST decision ever. Each cookie is loaded with delicious pecan flavour, which also contributes to that beautiful crackly look in the cookies.
As if the pecan butter cookies aren’t amazing enough, these cookies are then topped with a Maple Pecan Frosting. It really turns the cookies into a kind of festive, fun masterpiece that looks beautifully on all tables.
Speaking of delicious pecans, I’m partnering with American Pecans again for this post to share with you about the many benefits of pecans. I know – two recipes in a row?! It’s a miracle. The great things about pecans (aka the Original Supernut) is that they’re a pretty nutrition dense nut. While they are usually considered a dessert nut, pecans are among the highest in “good” monounsaturated fats, and have plant-protein, fiber, flavonoids, and essential minerals. Like I mentioned yesterday, they are the only major tree nut indigenous to America. Another fun fact: While you’re enjoying your yummy pecans you’re actually helping to support those pecan farmers and their family.
It was brought to my attention that it’s actually been a tough year for those farmers, which is why I really love the initiative by American Pecans. Like I mentioned yesterday – they’ll be launching the Pecan-a-Thon – an entertaining variety show, to encourage people to #PledgePecans. The pledge is basically promising to add one pecan-friendly recipe other than pecan pie to your holiday table – to spread the love of baking/cooking whilst supporting local pecan growers and their families. Definitely a hashtag I can get right behind. P.S. need an idea to pledge? These Maple Pecan Sugar Cookies! The Pecan-a-Thon goes live on November 20th at 10 a.m. EST on AmericanPecan.com/PledgePecans to with a whole lot of holiday dishes so be sure to check it out!
I hope you guys enjoy and eat these up! P.S. 2 – remember to visit AmericanPecan.com/PledgePecans and #PledgePecans!!
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