These Maple Pecan cookies are great year round and are a guest favorite.
1/2 Cup Butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 Tbs Maple syrup
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup uncooked quick oats (not old-fashioned)
1/2 coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
1/4 cup packaged chopped pitted dates
1. For cookies, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat 1/2 cup butter and granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Beat in 3 Tbs syrup. Combine flour, baking soda: gradually beat into butter mixture. On low speed, beat in oats, coarsely chopped pecans and dates.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12 minutes or until cookies are golden brown.
Yield: 2 dozen.
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