You are here: Home » Recipes » Vermont Maple Pecan Cookies Vermont Maple Pecan Cookies Kitchen Tested Yield 2 1/2 Prep 20 mins Cook 20 mins Oats, pecans and maple syrup combine in these yummy cookies. Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail These addictive cookies are certain to be the hit of any bake sale or cookie swap. Hearty oats and shredded coconut provide a chewy texture while toasted pecans add crunch. Tightly covered, these cookies will keep one week, although they seldom last that long. Ingredients 3 cups old-fashioned oats1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon cinnamon2 cups light brown sugar, packed1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)1/2 cup maple syrup2 tablespoons light corn syrup2 teaspoons baking soda1/4 cup boiling water1 teaspoon maple or vanilla extract2 cups chopped toasted pecans Instructions Preheat oven to 300F and position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Combine oats, coconut, flour, salt, cinnamon and brown sugar in a large bowl; whisk to blend. Combine butter, maple syrup and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until butter melts, stirring occasionally; remove from heat. Combine baking soda and boiling water, stirring to dissolve. Add to maple syrup mixture, stirring well. Add maple extract. Stir into dry ingredients. Add pecans; stir well. Place 1/4-cup size balls of dough on baking sheets, 3 inches apart. Flatten slightly. Bake 18 to 20 minutes, until golden brown and set, rotating positions halfway through the baking process. Cool on the baking sheets 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Recipe by Julie Hession.