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Chocolate Pecan Cookie Recipe

Updated on January 16, 2013
Chocolate Pecan Cookies
Chocolate Pecan Cookies | Source
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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 12 min
Ready in: 27 min
Yields: 2 dozen cookies

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I am a big fan of chocolate.

Whenever I get the chance to make something with chocolate, I do.

This time around, I happened to end up with a whole bunch of chocolate chips (I guess most of my friends and family wanted to stop eating sweets after the holidays, and just gave me all their unwanted chocolate).

So I had to do something with it all.

I decided to make chocolate cookies with chopped pecans. I melted the chocolate chips in a double boiler and then added it to the cookie batter.

This is a simple recipe, but some people are a little nervous about melting chocolate on the stove top. All you need is a small sauce pot and a glass bowl that slightly larger than the pot but will fit inside of the pot, leaving room on the bottom for a little water to boil underneath.

These cookies are delicious and easily satisfy any chocolate carvings you might have.

Ingredients
Ingredients | Source

Ingredients:

½ cup of unsalted butter (which is one stick) or vegetable oil

½ cup of packed brown sugar

½ cup of white sugar

1 whole egg

1 cup of chocolate chips

½ teaspoon of salt

½ teaspoon of baking soda

½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

1 1/3 cup of 100 percent wheat flour

½ cup of chopped pecans

Kitchenware

--small sauce pot

--small glass bowl

--whisk

--standing mixer

(or a double boiler)

Melting the chocolate in a double boiler.
Melting the chocolate in a double boiler. | Source
The chocolate is melted. It should take only a few minutes to fully melt.
The chocolate is melted. It should take only a few minutes to fully melt. | Source

Directions:

1. Pre-heat the oven 375 degree F.

2. Melt the chocolate chips in the double boiler.

(This is actual quite easy: pour about an ½ inch worth of water into the sauce pot and place the glass bowl over the pot; make sure the water does not touch the bottom of the glass bowl.

Put the pot on the stove top and set the heat to high.

Pour the chocolate chips into the bowl and wait until the water begins to boil, then turn the heat to low.

The chips will begin to melt. Start whisking the chips until they are fully melted and it whisks smooth. It should take about 3 minutes or so.

Then turn the heat off, and allow then melted chocolate to cool slightly before adding it to the batter.)

Mixing the chocolate into the dough.
Mixing the chocolate into the dough. | Source
The cookie dough rolled into balls.
The cookie dough rolled into balls. | Source

3. In the standing mixer mix together the vegetable oil (or unsalted butter) and brown sugar and the white sugar until well combined.

4. Add the pure vanilla extract to oil and sugar mixture and blend together.

5. Sift together wheat flour, the salt and the baking soda in a small mixing bowl.

6. Add the melted chocolate to the oil and sugar mixture and blend.

7. Add the flour mixture in three parts, mixing well before adding the next part.

8. Add the chopped pecans and mix the dough until it is well incorporated

9. When the dough is ready. Scoop out a tablespoon of dough.

10. Roll the dough into a 1-2 inch ball.

11. Press flat on a parchment paper lined cookies sheet.

12. Repeat the process until you have 12 cookies on the sheet.

13. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes.

14. Let cool for 3 minutes before removing from sheet. (you can roll out the other dozen cookies and bake on the same sheet.

15. After the cookies are baked and cool, you can store them in a ziplock bag. They should stay fresh for up to a week.

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      Edgar Arkham 5 years ago from San Jose, CA

      Thank you for reading!

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      H C Palting 5 years ago from East Coast

      You could not have asked an easier question for readers to answer :) I love chocolate like nobody's business. Your recipe is easy to understand and follow. Sounds delicious.

    • Edgar Arkham profile image
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      Edgar Arkham 5 years ago from San Jose, CA

      Thanks for reading!

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      mours sshields 5 years ago from Elwood, Indiana

      I'm a chocoholic and love chocolate!!

      Marcia Ours

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      Edgar Arkham 5 years ago from San Jose, CA

      Thank you for reading!

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      Catherine Dean 5 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia

      Yum! Will pin for later making. Great recipe.

    • Edgar Arkham profile image
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      Edgar Arkham 5 years ago from San Jose, CA

      Thank you for reading!

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      Bake Like a Pro 5 years ago

      Ahhhhh... these cookies look scrumptious! I love any kind of chocolate cookies but don't dare to keep them around because they all end up in my hips! I will save this recipe for when I can afford to gain a few pounds. Voted up and sharing :)

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