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Food Blogger Cookie Swap: Maple Pecan Toffee Cookies

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Giftmas is almost here!! This is our teeny, tiny tree this year. That little fella, to the left, is Gerald the Giftmas Porcupine; we’ve had him for a few years now. He spreads Giftmas joy to good girls and boys; he shoots his prickly quills at the naughty ones.

Last year, I heard about The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap but too late, so I signed up to be alerted for it this year. Who doesn’t love getting packages in the mail? Especially when those packages are COOKIES. So I decided to go with one of my favorite flavors: maple pecan. And because I couldn’t just do maple pecan, I added sweet toffee bits.

I have to confess, I use “pancake syrup” on my waffles and pancakes, but when it comes to anything else (cookies, ice cream, cakes, etc) I love the flavor of the real stuff. Do NOT, under ANY circumstance, use “pancake syrup” in these cookies. If you do, I’ll send Gerald after you.

Ingredients for Maple Pecan Toffee Cookies
  • 2 C All-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt
  • 3/4 C unsalted butter
  • 1/2 C maple syrup (use Grade B. If you don’t have grade B, use Grade A and replace the vanilla extract with maple extract.)
  • 1/2 C dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C chopped pecans
  • 1 C toffee bits
Instructions for Maple Pecan Toffee Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In bowl 1, beat together butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup.
  3. Add egg and vanilla extract to bowl 1, and beat until thoroughly combined.
  4. In bowl 2, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Pour bowl 2 into bowl 1. Beat until just combined.
  5. Stir in vanilla extract, pecans, and toffee bits.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 18-20 mins or until slightly browned around the edges.

After I signed up, I was given three addresses where I needed to send my cookies, and a date to send them by. I sent my cookies out to Maivy from Maivy’s Musings, Julie from Peanut Butter Fingers, and Jessica from Little House Big Heart. It was a little nerve-wracking at times. What if my cookies break during shipping? Why haven’t I received any cookies yet?? WHAT IF NO ONE LIKES MY COOKIES??? Oy.

I received cookies from Betsy from BetsyLife, Teri from The Freshman Cook, and Diana from Diana’s Dream Sweets.

If you’re interested in joining the cookie swap next year, you can sign up here, and they’ll email you next year when it starts all over again! Also, don’t worry if you’re vegan/gluten-sensitive/nut allergy/etc, they will be sure to match you up with compatible swappers. (Heads up: You need to have a food blog in order to participate!)


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  1. Maivy says:

    I feel you, I a was a bucket of nerves at times too…especially because I don’t have much experience with shipping things. Yay, not I get to make your yummy cookies too!

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