Flavors of Fall Week is sponsored by Millican Pecan and Door County Coffee but all opinions are 100% my own.
Fall is in the air, the weather is finally starting to cool down, and today begins a week long Flavors of Fall event! I've been waiting for this one because fall flavors are definitely my favorite. Think of apples, pumpkin, spices, maple, and caramel. Pretty much all of my favorite things in one awesome season.
I'm starting out the week with these Cinnamon Maple Pecan Cookies. The maple flavor comes from Door County Maple Coffee as well as a light maple drizzle. The cinnamon pecan comes from Millican Cinnamon Pecans which I can't get enough of. I put them in the cookie batter and then placed one on top of each cookie as well.
These cookies came about on the fly one day. I'd been thinking about making a fall flavored cookie but didn't know what to make. My parents were down for the day and were entertaining J so I popped into the kitchen for a few minutes, looked for ingredients, and came up with these Cinnamon Maple Pecan Cookies. I have to say, for only giving them a few minutes of thought they turned out really delicious.
The cookies are soft and flavorful. You can taste the cinnamon, maple, and coffee flavors and the pecans add a nice crunch. I left half of the cookies alone as they were and the other half I put a cinnamon candied pecan on top with the maple drizzle. I recommend waiting to put the drizzle on the day you are serving the cookies because it really softens them up.
I really enjoyed these cookies with a cup of coffee. They are perfect for enjoying while sitting out on the porch with a hoodie on in the fall. I would totally serve these at a dinner party or take them to a football game. They are a very versatile cookie.
For the cookies:
- ½ c. butter, softened
- ½ c. brown sugar
- ¼ c. sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 t. vanilla
- 3 T. strong brewed Door County Maple Coffee
- 1 ½ c. flour
- 1 t. baking powder
- 1 t. salt
- ½ c. Millican Cinnamon Candied Pecans, chopped
For the drizzle:
- 3 T. powdered sugar
- 1 T. maple syrup
- 18 cinnamon candied pecans
- In a large bowl cream together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar.
- Add in the egg and vanilla and mix well.
- In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until combined.
- Add in the coffee and stir until everything is mixed together.
- Fold in the pecans.
- Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Drop the batter on a cookie sheet by heaping tablespoon.
- Bake for 11-12 minutes.
- Remove from oven and place the cookies on a wire rack to cool completely.
- If desired place a cinnamon candied pecan in the middle of the cookie.
- Whisk together the powdered sugar and maple syrup until smooth. Drizzle over top of the cookies.
A Hezzi-D original recipe
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Welcome to Flavors of Fall where we celebrate all things associated with fall like squash, apples, pecans, sweaters, football; you get the idea! Ellen from Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures have gathered 24 bloggers who have over 100 recipes they’re sharing this week in celebration of cool weather and sweatshirts. We hope you find many must make recipes so get your pinning, tweeting, and sharing fingers ready!
Here’s what we made for Monday:
Cinnamon Glazed Donut French Toast by Daily Dish Recipes
Cranberry Pecan Coffee Cake by Family Around the Table
Ginger Pear Muffins by Jolene's Recipe Journal
Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Waffles by Tip Garden
Spiced Coffee Toffee Bread by Cheese Curd In Paradise
Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Apples by Simple and Savory
Door County Maple Coffee-Crusted Steak by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Fig and Brie Grilled Cheese by The Redhead Baker
Java Beef Flatbread Pizza by Cindy's Recipes and Writings
Pecan Crusted Chicken Cutlets with Pears by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Tuna Pot Pie by Palatable Pastime
Vegan Chili by Red Cottage Chronicles
Apple Cheesecake Streusel Bars by Love and Confections
Caramel Apple Cookie Cups by Sweet Beginnings
Caramel Pecan Cookie Sticks by The Freshman Cook
Chocolate Cappuccino Biscotti with Pecans by Blogghetti
Cinnamon Maple Pecan Cookies by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Coffee Granita by Karen's Kitchen Stories
Irish Apple Cake by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Pecan Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie by Crumb Top Baking
Pecan Pie Bars by Books n' Cooks
Pumpkin Bundts with Brown Butter Glaze and Candied Pecans by Our Good Life
Vegan Coffee Layer Cake by The Baking Fairy
Prize 1 - Door County Coffee and Tea Company
Founded in 1993 in Door County, WI, Door County Coffee and Tea Company is a small family owned business. Roasting a variety of flavors for 26 years, one winner will receive three full pot bags of all of their fall flavors. 21 bags in all! Their mission through the years has been to produce high quality, best-tasting coffee using only Specialty Class 1 Arabica coffee beans. Combine that with superior roasting technology and you get a wonderfully even and perfect roast every time and that means the perfect pot of coffee. A $40 value.
Prize 2 - Millican Pecan Tower of Treats Gift Tins
Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800's, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is a 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.
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