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       Title: Maple-Pecan Balls
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 24 servings
     1/2 c  Butter or margarine; room
     1/2 c  Light brown sugar, packed
       2 tb Granulated sugar
     1/2 ts Baking powder
       1 lg Egg
       1 ts Maple extract
       1 ts Vanilla extract
   1 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
     3/4 c  Pecans; finely chopped
      24    Pecan halves
            Powdered sugar
   Recipe by: Woman’s Day, Cookies & Sweet Treats
        Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, combine the butter,
   sugars, baking powder, egg, maple extract and vanilla extract; beat with an
   electric mixer until fluffy, scraping the sides of the bowl several times.
   With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the flour, beating just until
   blended.  Stir in the pecans.  Shape level measuring tablespoonfuls of
   dough into 1 1/4-inch balls.  Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie
   sheets.  Press a pecan half into the top of each ball.
        Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the cookies look dry and the
   bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on the cookie sheets on wire racks for 1
   to 2 minutes, then remove to racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight
   container for up to 2 weeks. Just before serving, dust with powdered sugar.