When experimenting in the kitchen you never know what you are going to get, so it is always a good day when you hit a home run. Honestly, I have no idea why this idea didn't cross my mind sooner. Either way I am excited to share this new treat with you.
It is whipped together pretty quickly with a food processor, and I think you will love the results. Without further adieu, here is the recipe:
Maple Pecan Butter Cookies
3/4 cup pecan butter (see below for instructions)
3/4 cup margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 egg "equivalents" (2 Ener-G Egg Replacer or 2/3 cup applesauce)
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp. baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Throw 1 cup of pecans into the food processor, and run for 4-6 minutes. Stop every couple minutes to scrape the sides. It is done when the butter is smooth and runny like natural peanut butter.
Cream together sugars and margarine. Next add vanilla, pecan butter and egg replacer and beat until creamy. Add the baking powder and flour and combine well.
Roll the dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Press down with a fork to flatten the cookie in one direction, and in another to create the "tic tac toe" pattern.
Bake in oven for 10-14 minutes, or until golden brown on the edges. Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies.