(can be vegan, gluten free, or nut free)
Glazed Maple Pecan Donut Cookies, a.k.a. the cookie that tastes like a donut. Shall I go on?
To be clear, I had no intention of making these cookies taste like a glazed maple donut from Tim Hortons and honestly do-nut know how it happened, but here we are. Sometimes the best ideas are accidents, and what a happy accident this was!
The maple cookie itself is soft and light, dipped in a sweet maple glaze and topped with crushed pecans. The actual cookie part isn’t super sweet, so the maple glaze is important to balance things out and give every bite a bit of sweetness!
What you need for these Glazed Maple Pecan Donut Cookies:
- unsalted butter
- brown sugar
- maple syrup
- whole egg
- all-purpose flour
- baking soda
- kosher or sea salt
- chopped pecans
How do I make these gluten free?
Simply use gluten free all-purpose flour, ideally one with xanthan gum to maintain structure.
How do I make these vegan?
I haven’t personally tried making these cookies vegan, however I have a few suggestions! Use unsalted vegan stick butter, or if you don’t have this you can try using 1/3 cup coconut oil (just make sure it is melted and cooled). To replace the egg, I would recommend using 3 tbsp aquafaba (the liquid from a chickpea can) and possibly a bit more baking soda (maybe 1 1/2 tsp total).
How do I make these nut free?
The only nuts in these glazed maple pecan cookies are the pecans, which can be omitted if necessary. For some extra crunch, try experimenting with some sprinkles, chopped sunflower seeds, or crumbled graham crackers (let me know how it goes if you try this!)
How long do these Glazed Maple Pecan Donut Cookies last?
These cookies last about 5 days. Overtime, the sugar in the glaze does start to harden, and there will be some white spots on the cookies after about one day. Because of this, I recommend glazing them the day you intend to eat/serve them. That way they will look their best!
Can I freeze them?
Yes, you can! I recommend freezing them the day that you make them; that way they will be the freshest when you decide to defrost them.