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Maple Nut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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  • Prep Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 30
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Enjoy the taste of maple syrup in these nutty cookies made using chocolate chunks. Perfect for dessert.

Ingredients

Cookies:

1 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon ground allspice
1/2
cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2
cup packed light brown sugar
1/3
cup granulated sugar
1
egg
1
teaspoon maple flavoring
3/4
cup coarsely chopped salted mixed nuts
3/4
cup semisweet chocolate chunks

Frosting:

2
tablespoons half-and-half or milk
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2
teaspoons light corn syrup
1
teaspoon maple flavoring
1 3/4
to 2 cups powdered sugar

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt and allspice until blended; set aside. In large bowl, beat melted butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes or until light and creamy. Add egg and 1 teaspoon maple flavoring; beat on low speed until blended. Add flour mixture; beat until soft dough forms. Stir in nuts and chocolate chunks.
  • 2 Onto ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls 1 inch apart. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.
  • 3 In medium bowl, stir together half-and-half, 2 tablespoons butter, the corn syrup, 1 teaspoon maple flavoring and 1/4 cup powdered sugar until blended and smooth. Slowly stir in 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar until blended. If necessary, stir in remaining 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until smooth and desired spreading consistency. For each cookie, spread about 1 1/2 teaspoons frosting almost to edge; let stand until set. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

It's best to chop nuts by hand, keeping them in large coarse pieces to give cookies a crunchy texture. Don't be tempted to chop nuts in food processor. Even if watched carefully, a food processor chops nuts too finely.

Chocolate chips can be substituted for chocolate chunks.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
15g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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