Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
12 servings

Though these delicate cookies have a crisp outside, they are soft inside, making them the ideal bar cookie in our book.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.

Step 3

Place sugars and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed for 3 minutes or until well combined. Add maple flavoring and egg; beat until combined. Add flour mixture; stir until well combined. Stir in pecans. Spread mixture evenly in a 9-inch cast-iron skillet. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack.

Step 4

Remove from pan, and drizzle with melted chocolate. Cool completely.

Ratings & Reviews

Kvelez's Review

April 23, 2010
Very Yummy! I made these in a round cake pan. Turned out like a cookie cake. SOOOOOO GOOD!

laebrown's Review

June 24, 2010
I wanted to give them 4 stars, but have to give them 5 because my only complaint is that they are so decadent I can't will myself to eat the entire pan. I doubled the recipe, baked it for the same time in a 9X13 Pyrex, and melted some Ghiradelli chocolate chips with some milk in the microwave for the topping. Very tender inside, very rich, and very tasty! Will convert nut-haters to nut-lovers :) :) :)

Purduekel's Review

Lou Bear
January 27, 2010
These were so-so. My husband liked them, but I thought they were a bit thick for a cookie. I doubled the recipe and baked in a 13x9 pan, so maybe that is why the ended up a bit thick. I also added the chocolate chips in the mix as opposed to drizzling over the top as other reviews suggested, this seemed to work well. I could taste the salt, so I would cut the amount in half.

DoctorT's Review

August 08, 2014
These are nice but I think 30 mins is way too long. I gave mine 25mins and felt that was also a bit too long. Might just be down to my oven. Tasty enough and easy to make. Husband liked these too. Would make again. Update: made these again and cooked for 20 mins (doubled recipe in 9x 13 pan) and results were perfect. Upgrading to 5 stars!

Lou Bear's Review

February 23, 2010
Oh so good! I only cooked it for 15 minutes, let it sit for 10 and then it is that perfect soft cookie texture. Served with ice cream for a real treat.

CarlyCo's Review

May 16, 2010
Great recipe! My kids loved it too! I added mini-chocolate chips into the cookie instead of melting them on top and baked it in a 9" cake pan as suggested by other reviewers. It was in the oven for the same amount of time as written in the recipe and it was perfect. It can easily be used for a special occasion! Topped with ice cream or whipped cream! Awesome when served warm and stays fresh when sealed tightly!

mariATL's Review

January 18, 2009
Very good, and about 1/4 of the butter that a typical version of this recipe would have! Not at all missed. Wonderfully crumbly texture.