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A cream cheese maple frosting tops these spice flavored cookies. These little cookies are packed full of flavor!

Frosted Maple Drops
INGREDIENTS

3/4 C. firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 C. butter 1 egg 1/4 C. milk 1/2 tsp. maple flavoring 1 1/2 C. all purpose flour 1 tsp. ground ginger 1/4 tsp. ground allspice 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1/8 tsp. salt Frosting 1 3oz. package cream cheese, softened 2 Tbls. softened butter 1 1/4 C. powdered sugar 2 T. maple syrup 1/4 tsp. ground allspice 1/4 tsp. maple flavoring 36 pecan halves

Instructions

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, milk and 1/2 tsp. maple flavoring; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining cookie ingredients. Beat until well mixed. Drop dough by scant teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes or until set. Transfer to wire rack. Cool completely. Combine cream cheese and 2 tablespoons butter in small bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining frosting ingredients except pecans. Continue beating until smooth and creamy. Spread 1 teaspoon frosting over each cookie; top with pecan half.

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RECIPE FACTS

Servings: 3 dozen

Nutritional information per serving

No nutrition information available

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