MAPLE COOKIES Maple Bacon Sugar

MAPLE COOKIES Maple Bacon Sugar
Makes 2 ½ dozen

½ cup butter
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons Maple Bacon Sugar
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 large egg
½ teaspoon maple flavoring
1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup white baking chips
½ cup chopped pecans

3 tablespoons butter, cubed
¾ cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons maple syrup
⅛ teaspoon maple flavoring

1. Preheat oven to 350⁰F. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg and maple flavoring.  In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.  Stir in baking chips.
2. Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoon 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool on pans 2 minutes.  Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
3. While cookies are cooling make glaze. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.  Remove from heat.  Gradually beat in the confectioners ‘sugar, syrup and maple flavoring until smooth.
4. Drizzle over cookies; let glaze dry completely. Store between pieces of waxed paper in airtight containers.