Sometimes I wish I lived in Canada. Mostly when I think about how much I love Maple Syrup. In fact, in my Canadian house I would have a big Maple tree in my backyard with a tap in it so that I could get Maple Syrup whenever I want. (Because we all know that in dreams, anything can happen.) Then I would have Maple Syrup with my pancakes for breakfast, Maple Syrup in muffins for lunch and maple glazed ham for dinner. Maple Syrup with Beaver Tails… mmmmmmm….
But, while I am not living in Canada, I have had to resort to bottled Maple Syrup and find interesting ways to incorporate it into my cooking. And while bottled Maple Syrup is so incredibly expensive, I am trying to find thrifty ways of including it! Enter: Maple Pecan Cookies.
I got the recipe from the wonderfully titled Eat Me! The Stupendous, Self-Raising World of Cupcakes and Bakes According to Cookies Girl when I was searching for some cookies that were not full of chocolate (like everything else I make!) The recipe was simple and straightforward, and they seemed like the perfect picnic food.
So the recipe was easy, the product was tasty, everything went well… what is this ‘saddest sight in the world’ I hear you ask? Look on, my lovelies…
I might go away and cry now.
Then I will go to the store and buy another bottle so I can make these delicious cookies again!!!
So what ingredient, my lovelies, do you find upsetting when you run out of it? Or am I the only one with such extreme reactions… maybe don’t answer that!
Maple Pecan Cookies – From Eat Me! by Cookie Girl
100g unsalted butter
255g caster sugar (I used golden caster sugar and it was pretty damn good!)
85g dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
285g plain flour
1 tsp bi-carb soda
3 tbsp Maple Syrup
55g chopped pecans
1. Beat butter and sugars together until light and fluffy
2. Add the egg and vanilla
3. Sift over the flour and bi-carb and mix
4. Add the maple syrup and nuts, mix well
5. roll heaped tablespoons of mixture onto baking trays and cook at 150 degrees celsius for 8-10 mins or until lightly golden. Don’t bake for too long unless you like your cookies crispy
6. Enjoy on a beautiful picnic, or late at night with a glass of cold milk!