Maple-Nut Refrigerator Cookies

3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine (softened)
1/4 teaspoon maple extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans

Beat brown sugar, butter and maple extract in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in pecans. Shape into roll, 12 inches long. Wrap and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm. Heat oven to 375ยบ. Cut roll into 1/4″ slices. Place 2″ apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 – 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

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