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Van de Kamp's Maple Pecan Cookies

Subject: Van de Kamps recipe
From: Florence
Date: 6/23/2019, 10:14 AM

On 6/23/2019 6:49 AM, Florence wrote:

Looking for VDKs maple pecan cookie recipe,  can you assist?

Hi Florence,

Van de Kamp's recipes are the "Lost Ark" of recipe searching. When Van de Kamp's went out of business, the recipes vanished. All that I have ever found are a few home cooks' attempts to make a copycat or a "tastes-like" recipe for VdK's products. All of those that I have found, and the information that I have been able to find about Van de Kamp's is on this page: Van de Kamp's

However, I do not have, and could not find, a copycat or a tastes-like for Van de Kamp's maple pecan cookies. I found a description of the cookies in a Van de Kamp's ad in a newspaper from years ago:
Delicate, golden brown cookies with an elusive flavor blending of brown sugar, butter, milk, whole eggs, pecans.
That's all that I could find. No specific copycat recipes or taste-like recipes.

I am giving you a couple of links to recipes for "maple pecan cookies", but I'm not recommending them as tasting like Van de Kamp's. I could not do so unless I had personally tasted both Van de Kamp's maple pecan cookies and the cookies made from these recipes. However, you might want to try them anyhow:

Know Whey

Diary of a Recipe Collector


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