Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It's A Winner!

I just want to start off this post by letting you know this is a recipe from my friend, Judy. Here's an important piece of advice.  Any time I give you a Judy recipe you HAVE to make it. If you don't, you'll regret denying your taste buds. Just saying. She really is the best baker I know. She's the bookkeepr at the camp and I miss getting all her yummy treats on a weekly basis.  My waist is probably a little better off though.

 Here's a picture of her too! I'm sure she'll be really happy that I put this on the internet.

And it's her Birthday this week!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY FRIEND!!!!

So anyway...without further adieu, here it is. One of my favorites from Judy.

Vanilla Chip Maple Cookies

1 c. shortening
3 c. flour
1/2 c. butter or margarine, softened
 2 t. baking soda
2 c. packed brown sugar
 2 c. vanilla or white chips
2 eggs
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1 t. vanilla
1 t. maple flavoring

Cream shortening, butter and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and maple flavoring. Combine the flour and baking soda. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in vanilla chips and pecans. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing.

1/4 c. butter or margarine, softened
3 c. powdered sugar
1 t. maple flavoring
4-6 T. milk
1 1/2 c. pecan halves

Cream butter and powdered sugar. Beat in maple flavoring and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies. Top each with a pecan half.

1 comment:

Steve n Vickie said...

Ooo they look yummy!!!