Maple Pecan Refrigerator Cookies

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“My 7th grade cooking class haunts me when I make these! Read on and I will tell you why!

My husband Bill really loves maple and these vintage maple cookies are on the top of his “The Cookie Jar’s Empty and I’m Dying” list.  

They are a classic, superb refrigerator cookie.  Sometimes they are called slice and bake cookies.   Form the dough into a long roll, chill it in the refrigerator for a few hours, cut it into slices and bake. So easy and so delicious!

 Mrs. Speakman, bless her soul, was my home economics teacher in 7th grade way back when they taught such a subject.  Cooking and baking was the first half  of the year and sewing was the last half of the year.  The art of making refrigerator cookies was drilled into me, the wrapping in wax paper and the twisting of the ends.  I have a picture of Mrs. Speakman saying to be  very careful when you carry  the roll to the frig.  Do not break it in two!  And then she described the mess of someone’s else’s misfortune!   Walk slowly with it to the refrigerator and carefully slide it onto the shelf!   I hear her warning every time!   You can tell I loved this class!     Enjoy!”

Makes:  4 dozen


3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon maple extract
1- 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans 


1. Preheat oven to 375º.
2. In a large bowl, beat the brown sugar, butter, and maple extract on medium speed until fluffy.
3. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix well.
4. Beat in the pecans.
5. Shape the dough into a 12 inch roll, wrap it in wax paper and refrigerate it for 2 hours.
6. Cut the roll into 1/4 inch slices.
7. Bake the slices on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10-13 minutes.
8. Cool the cookies on a wire rack.
9. Store the cookies in a tin on top of the counter.

Nutritional Information

Maple Pecan Refrigerator Cookies

Servings Per Recipe: 48
Amount Per Serving: 1
Calories: 63
Calories from Fat: 38

* % Daily Value *
* Total Fat 4g 6%
* Saturated Fat 2g 11%
* Cholesterol 8mg 3%
* Sodium 45mg 2%
* Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
* Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
* Protein 1g 1%
* Sugars 3g
* Vitamin A 2%
* Vitamin C 0%
* Calcium 0%
* Iron 1%

* * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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