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Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Updated February 23, 2016
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The cookies will rise but still be soft in the center. When removed from the oven, they fall, crack, and remain chewy. Do not bake longer than 3 minutes. These are tiny rich chocolate delights that I feel should not be made larger than silver dollar size.

Makes2 dozen cookies

Cooking Methodbaking

CostInexpensive

Moderate

Total Timeunder 30 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionBuffet

Recipe Coursedessert

Dietary Considerationdessert

Equipmentelectric mixer

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealsnack, tea

Moodromantic

Taste and Texturechocolatey, nutty

Type of Dishcookie

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cake flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup pecan pieces
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375°. Butter a baking sheet.

In a medium bowl placed in a skillet of hot but not boiling water, melt the butter and chocolate. Be careful not to splash any water accidentally into the chocolate or the chocolate will “seize” and will not melt properly. Set aside.

In an electric mixer, beat the eggs until fluffy, then beat in the sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, very slowly. This should take about 4 minutes.

In a mixing bowl, sift the cake flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together. Fold this into the beaten eggs. Fold in the chocolate, then the pecans and vanilla. Drop by the teaspoonful on the baking sheet about 2 inches aparts—these cookies do spread. Bake for 3 minutes on the middle rack, until the cookies are shiny and puffed. Cool and store in an airtight container until ready to serve later the same day.

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