Bring these on country hikes or picnics. Tender and delicious.
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt, and add to creamed mixture alternately with maple syrup. Blend well and fold in nuts. Scoop up about 2 tablespoons of dough with a spoon and drop it on an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Top each cookie with a walnut half. Bake 8-10 minutes at 400°F.
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