Sunday 18 September 2011

Chocolate Chunk Pecan Cookies

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I baked to put a smile one somebody's face. I think it worked.


Chocolate Chunk Pecan Cookies (makes 12 large cookies)

200g good quality dark chocolate (like Green & Blacks 70%), broken into squares
100g butter , chopped
50g light muscovado sugar
85g golden caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
100g whole pecans
100g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Preheat oven to 180C/Gas 4.

Melt 85g chocolate over a pan of simmering water in a mixing bowl or in the microwave.

Add the butter, sugars, vanilla and egg until and beat until smooth

Stir in three-quarters of both the nuts and remaining chocolate, then the flour and bicarbonate of soda.

Heap 12 spoonfuls, spaced wide apart, on 2 baking sheets (don't spread the mixture), then poke in the reserved nuts and chocolate.

Bake for 12 mins, then leave to cool on the sheets.
They will be soft when they come out of the oven and you might think they need longer, but they'll crisp up whilst cooling.



Karen S Booth said...

They look NAUGHTY but very nice Sylvie! A great offering for Sunday, thanks!

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Oh my those look good. Such a temptation.

ps you don't have a twitter button. I have tweeted it, but here is the link for share buttons including twitter. It literally takes two seconds and they add it for you. Nice and easy and it look great.


Sylvie said...

Karen, glad to add something to your hopefully nice Sunday!

Jacqueline, thanks for the heads up. Buttons have been added!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

It works here too Sylvie, I am grinning from ear to ear.

JustHeather said...

Those look delish! I'm saving that to my recipes for later. :)

Kate@whatkatebaked said...

That must have put the biggest smile on one lucky person's face Sylvie- they look utterly delicious!

Anonymous said...

These would definitely put a smile on my face!

Jan Bennett said...

They do look good!

Nickki said...

Yum! I have to say, these cookies would definitely put a smile on my face :-)

Nic said...

My kind of cookies!

Unknown said...

It most certainly put a smile on my face:-)

Tracy @ Honey and Nutmeg said...

Those cookies look AMAZING!!

Lauren | Have Fork Will Eat said...

Pecans and chocolate is definitely one of the best combinations ever.