Frosted Maple Spice Drops

These cookies taste just like fall… and maple syrup! They are soft and chewy and super delicious!

Frosted Maple Spice Drops
Recipe source: Land O’ Lakes Harvest Baking
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3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt

1. Heat oven to 350F.
2. 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 teaspoon maple flavoring; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining cookie ingredients. Beat until well mixed.
3. Drop dough by level teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until set. Place cookies onto wire cooling rack and cool completely.

Frosting:
3 oz cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1-1/4 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
~ 36 pecan halves

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 onto each cookie and top with pecan half.

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