Caramel Frosted Brown Sugar Cookies

Caramel Frosted Brown Sugar Cookies

YIELDS

24 cookies

INGREDIENTS

Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup Florida Crystals® Organic Brown Raw Cane Sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, finely chopped, divided

Maple Caramel Frosting

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup Florida Crystals® Organic Brown Raw Cane Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 1/3 cups Florida Crystals® Organic Powdered Raw Cane Sugar (sift before measuring)

INSTRUCTIONS

Cookies

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, mix together flour and baking soda; set aside.

In a separate mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until smooth, scraping down sides if necessary. Continue beating; add egg and vanilla and maple extracts.

With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture; mix until creamy.

Stir in 3/4 cup chopped pecans.

Drop by tablespoonfuls 1 inch apart onto prepared baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes, or until edges brown. Cool on wire rack.

Maple Caramel Frosting

In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Add brown sugar; whisk until well combined.

Add salt and maple extract; whisk to combine.

Whisk in sifted powdered sugar, 1/3 cup at a time, stirring to blend after each addition. Continue to stir until creamy.

Spread approximately 1 teaspoon of the frosting onto each cooled cookie. Sprinkle with remaining chopped pecans.

Store cookies in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to one week.