Frosted Maple Cookies

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"Living in New England, I've come to appreciate the unique qualities of our area. Many people here enjoy the flavor of maple in their recipes, and I love this adaptation of an old favorite."

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  • add   1 cup chopped nuts
  • add   2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • add   1/2 cup butter (no substitutes)
  • add   1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • add   1 teaspoon salt
  • add   2 teaspoons maple flavoring
  • add   2 tablespoons hot water
  • add   2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • add   2 eggs
  • add   1 cup sour cream
  • add   1/2 cup shortening
  • add   FROSTING:
  • add   1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • add   1 tablespoon maple flavoring

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in sour cream and maple flavoring. Combine flour, salt and baking soda; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
  2. For frosting, in a small saucepan, heat butter over low heat until golden brown. Remove from the heat; blend in confectioners' sugar, maple flavoring and enough water to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cookies.

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