Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Pecan Chocolate Cookies

Cooling on the wire rack
This recipe is not too sweet, not one of my favourite cookies but apparently the relatives whom I gave the cookies to liked them very much as they are not overly sweet and they requested for these a few times ^_^.

  • 100g butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed soft brown sugar (add a bit more sugar if you want it sweeter)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 tbsp hot water
  • 1 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped dark chocolate
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
The cookies flattening themselves in the oven

  1. Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Dissolve coffee granules in hot water and add to the mixture.
  2. Combine flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt; add to butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chunks and nuts. Place the dough in the fridge for 15 minutes to firm up. Meanwhile, preheat oven at 180°C. 
  3. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions or more (with tablespoon measurement, this makes about 30) depending how big each portion is shaped. 
  4. Flatten the dough and form a disc. Repeat with the remaining dough. Space the cookies 5 cm apart on ungreased baking sheets; bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes (if you like chewy cookies) or 25-30 minutes (if you like crispy cookies). 
  5. Leave the cookies to cool on the sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Store tightly covered.

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