These soft, Buttery Salted Maple Praline Cookies even taste like fall! A deep, rich, butter pecan and maple flavor that just melts in your mouth! And the glaze? To DIE for! Lots of secrets go into these cookies, too…
Perfect on a windy, chilly, autumn day! Especially with a nice, cold, glass of milk!
They’d also be a welcome treat for upcoming parties such as Halloween and Football Sundays!
There are several secrets to these cookies! One, these are another pudding cookie version that I’ve created that uses instant pudding mix in the cookie dough!
It makes them so tender!!
And you take these cookies out of the oven when they don’t look done. yep.
Remove them carefully with a sharp spatula getting all the way underneath the cookie so that it doesn’t fall apart when transferring to a baking sheet, and place them onto a cooling rack.
They completely set up after cooling!
Another secret is to always toss your chopped pecans in melted butter and lightly roast them in the oven for that authentic butter pecan flavor!
Skipping this simple and easy step should be a crime! Seriously.
They come out of the oven a rich buttery color, and the aroma is absolutely intoxicating! Not to mention the flavor!! Omg….!!
It’s what makes butter pecan ice cream taste like butter pecan ice cream…you know what I mean?
Another secret…don’t tell on me….but I sneak in a little splash of Buttershots liqueur! (Only 1 1/2 Tbl. in the whole batch.) Hey, us grownups deserve a little extra-fun Halloween treat, too, right?
Still another secret, is to add a sprinkle of kosher salt on top of your cookies before baking, as well as after the glaze has set, adding just before serving! (Otherwise it’ll just dissolve into the glaze.)
Sweet & salty is a match made in heaven! I top almost every cookie I make with a pinch or two of kosher salt, and it truly just takes them over-the-top!
And the last secret, is to use maple butter! Yep! Minerva Dairy makes it and it’s DELICIOUS. They have a lot of wonderful butters (and cheeses) that you might want to check out.
I used that maple butter in the creamy-rich glaze, too! Along with a little extra flavor-boost of molasses and butter-flavored extract!
This cookies were absolutely heavenly! Tender, moist, soft ‘n chewy, rich with buttery maple flavor…and those pecans…oh my…!!
So as the leaves start to change, the days get shorter, and you’d like a special treat that’s so good they require hiding a secret stash just for yourself…just make these.
They truly do taste like fall!! Enjoy!!
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