Preheat the oven to 350 and line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Place sugar and cream cheese in a large bowl. Pour warm butter over sugar and cream cheese and whisk vigorously until all combined and smooth.
Add egg, maple syrup, and maple extract, whisk well for about a minute.
Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix with rubber spatula until completely combined. Fold in pecans.
In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and cinnamon and whisk well.
Use a cookie scoop to get even cookies. (I use either #50 or #40 cookie scoop.) Gently roll the dough into a ball and drop it into the bowl with powdered sugar. Roll the ball in sugar and place it on the prepared baking sheet.
Place cookie balls about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet and bake for 11-13 minutes.