The flavors of maple and pecan go together perfectly. Enjoy the combo with these delicious Maple Pecan Oatmeal Cookies made with cinnamon, rolled oats, and more!
The most delicious maple pecan cookies
There’s something about a dessert featuring maple and pecans that makes it an automatic winner. Today, we’re enjoying those flavors in cookie form! For anyone who loves to bring on the autumn as early as possible in the year, this recipe is for you.
These cookies are very simple to bring together. The chopped pecans add a nice crunch while also contributing so much delicious flavor. Between the maple syrup, cinnamon, pecans, and yummy icing, these are quite the cozy cookie treat!
Ingredients in maple pecan oatmeal cookies
This maple pecan cookies recipe is made with two ingredient sets. We’ll start by creating the cookie dough, and then we’ll finish the cookies off with an easy 4 ingredient icing!
- Flour: First up for these cookies, you will need 1 cup of all-purpose flour.
- Rolled oats: Next, adding 1 cup of rolled oats will help to bulk up the cookie dough.
- Baking soda: 1/2 tsp of baking soda will help the cookies reach the correct consistency.
- Salt: Add a dash (1/4 tsp) of salt to contribute to the flavor.
- Cinnamon: 1 tsp of cinnamon makes a world of difference in these cookies!
- Butter: Use 1/2 cup of softened butter to help the dough form.
- Coconut sugar: As for the sugar, use 1/3 cup of coconut sugar to sweeten things up.
- Maple syrup: Complement the sugar with 1/3 cup of maple syrup.
- Egg: Finally, 1 egg will help the ingredients bind together properly.
- Vanilla: Include 1 tsp of vanilla for flavor.
- Pecans: Last but not least, finish off the dough with 1 cup of chopped pecans.
- Powdered sugar: The icing is made with a base consisting of 1/2 cup of powdered sugar.
- Cinnamon: Add flavor with 1 tsp of cinnamon.
- Maple syrup: Sweeten things up by adding 1 tbsp of maple syrup.
- Water: Last but not least, throw in 1 tsp of water.
Tools needed to make pecan cookies
To make these cookies, you will need a few key kitchen tools including a baking sheet, parchment paper, mixing bowls (one small and one large), a stirring utensil, a whisk, and a cookie scoop (a spoon will also work).
For measuring out ingredients, you will need the following sized cups: 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 tbsp, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1 cup.
How to make maple pecan oatmeal cookies
This oatmeal cookie recipe comes together in under an hour. As for actual prep time, the dough is ready to go in under 10!
To begin, preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, stir together the flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
Then, add the dry ingredients to the wet, combining them slowly and in two batches. Once mixed , add the pecans.
Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
Using a cookie scoop, divide the batter into 15 cookies and add to the cookie sheet. Press the dough down slightly on top.
Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until the cookies become golden brown.
While cooking, make the icing by whisking together all of the icing ingredients.
Once the cookies cool, add icing to the top of each. Alternatively, dip the cookies into the icing.
How to make homemade powdered sugar
Did you know you can make powdered sugar right at home? This little hack tends to come in handy whenever I find that I’ve run out!
To make your own, simply toss regular granulated sugar into a blender or food processor. Keep blending or processing until the sugar reaches a powdery consistency, and then it’s ready to use!
A healthier cookie recipe
These maple and pecan cookies are a bit healthier than what you’d find in the grocery store. That sounds like a win to me! To achieve a bit of a healthier result, I swapped in three simple, more nutrient-rich baking staples.
If you liked this recipe, you’ll want to try these!
There are plenty of dessert recipes where this cookie idea came from! Here are some delicious options to try.
- Healthy Mini Cheesecake Recipe
- Pudding Cookies
- Strawberry Chocolate Rugelach
- Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
Recipe by Erin Morrissey and Photos by The Mindful Hapa
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp water
- Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, mix together flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
- In a large bowl, whisk together butter, coconut sugar, and maple syrup. Add in egg and vanilla.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients slowly in two batches. Once all mixed together, add in pecans.
- Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
- Using a cookie scoop, make into 15 cookies. Press dough down slightly on top.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown.
- While cooking, make icing by whisking together all ingredients.
- Add a little icing to each cookie once they are cooled, alternatively, dip them in the icing.
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