Oven toasted cinnamon pecans combined with a buttery cookie batter, so effortlessly come together to create these chewy Butter Pecan Cookies!
These cookies are slightly maple flavored and somewhat sweet. And, they make for a well flavored, crowd pleasing Butter Pecan Treat! If you like pecans and warm flavors, then this recipe is for sure to be in your favor!
Now, this recipe calls for vanilla extract and maple syrup. If you really like the taste of maple and want to substitute maple extract for the vanilla extract, then you are certainly welcome to do so. Do whatever floats your boat! Just stick to the other measurements as best you can. After all, baking is for sure a science so, it is best to stick to the recipe to avoid any mishaps. However, the extract addition truly won’t make much of a difference with this recipe. Although, something that will make a difference is the baking soda. Having made this recipe quite a few times previously, I ran into a problem the last time I made it… I didn’t have any baking soda! What was I to do? Well…
A Baking Soda Substitute (…or hack?)
I truly didn’t feel like running out to the supermarket. Note to self: Always be sure to insure that I have ALL of my ingredients before beginning the preparation process. Got it! It won’t happen again… at least I sure hope not. Well, anyway, I was slightly panicking. That is, until I realized I had baking powder. That’s when I went to Google. “Hey Google, can baking powder be substituted for baking soda?” Google said YES, however it wasn’t a simple 1:1 substitute.
In order to be able to successfully substitute baking powder for baking soda, you must triple the quantity. So, for every 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 3 teaspoons of baking powder would be needed. If you find that you run into the same problem that I ran into, and you do have baking powder, then for sure use this hack. I love finding baking hacks! The time when I found out that granulated sugar and molasses make brown sugar, I was mind blown. Maybe it should have been common sense, but for me it wasn’t. Well, at least I know now.
Although this recipe doesn’t require too much hard work on your end, the hard part is the waiting time it takes to chill. You will have to make the dough and then allow it to chill for at least 2 hours before forming it into balls and baking. Baking time only takes 12 minutes. Allowing the dough to chill properly is one of the most important steps. If you don’t allow it to chill, the cookies won’t bake evenly and will spread out too much in the oven. Once you take a bite, you’ll be glad you were patient with the waiting process.
Now, to enjoy your Butter Pecan Cookie(s) the right way, pour yourself a tall glass of milk and get to dunkin’! I hope you enjoy this recipe and make it many, many, many more times! Happy Baking and Have fun!