After glancing through a few cookbooks looking for something that reminded me of the fall season I found this recipe. These sturdy cookies have a nice maple flavor and are pretty thick. They have a crisp outside but are soft and chewy in the inside. I'm not one who usually enjoys nuts in baked items but I think in these cookies they bring such a depth of flavor and crunch.
I served Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Hazelnuts (CL) along with this. Shredding the sprouts in the food processor saves on time and this side comes together very fast. The toasted hazelnuts bring crunch and of course the bacon and drippings only help to add to the overall great taste. As long as the sprouts are left crisp tender and not mushy it's surely to be a hit!