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Maple Pecan Refrigerator Cookies

Easy Slice and Bake Cookies with a delicious maple pecan taste! A vintage, oldie but goodie recipe!
3.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 32
Calories: 101


  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup butter softened
  • ½ teaspoon maple extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pecans chopped, or walnuts


  • Preheat the oven to 375°.
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper, or lightly grease them.
  • With a mixer on medium speed, cream the butter, brown sugar, and maple extract together.
  • Reduce the mixer to the lowest speed and add in the flour, baking powder, and salt to form a dough.
  • Add in the pecans, and mix for 1 more minute.
  • Put the dough on a long piece of waxed paper, about 18 inches long.
  • With wet hands shape the dough into a 12-inch log shape.
  • Roll the log in the waxed paper and twist the ends.
  • CAREFULLY move the wrapped roll of dough into the refrigerator and let it chill for at least an hour.
  • Cut the log into ¼-inch slices and place the slices about 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until a light golden brown. Transfer the cookies immediately to a wire rack to cool. Store the cookies covered on top of the counter.


You can keep the dough in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  You can also freeze this dough for about 3 months!  or longer!  Slice and Bake cookie dough is something I don't object to freezing!  The cookies come out just fine! Wrap the log in plastic wrap, then in aluminum foil, then in a freezer bag or container.  Thaw the log in the refrigerator for an hour or two, or overnight.  Then bake according to the recipe.
Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg