Posted by: Joan Spiller | May 15, 2011

Chocolate pecan cookies – Recipe

These are the nicest cookies on earth. Bold claim I hear you say .. Well I stand by it! Cooked properly, they are chewy, crunchy and melt in the mouth good. If you’re @PT tomorrow, come try one and see for yourself! I’ve been making these for years now and tis very much my fave cookie recipe..

Joan’s never fail choc nut cookies

1/2c salted butter (115g)
1/4c raw sugar (50g)
1/2c brown sugar (75g)
1 large free range egg
1t vanilla essence
1 & 1/8 c plain flour (I have no idea what that is in g’s – try Google!)
1/2t baking soda
A pinch of salt if using unsalted butter
1c choc chips (I prefer dark – health food, don’t you know!)
1/2c pecans – broken into small pieces

Pre heat the oven to 170 deg C

Cream butter and sugars together. Add egg and vanilla ess then beat with a wooden spoon.

Sift dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.

Add chocolate and nuts.

Place heaped spoonfuls onto a cold greased baking tray, approx. 2 inches apart.

Bake for 10 mins .. do not let them get brown .. you want them slightly pale / browning on the edges only .. they harden once they are cool.
But are chewy inside if ya do it right 😉

A tip for handling these once cooked: When you remove the tray from the oven leave them on the tray but – after 3 mins – twist each cookie so they release from the tray. This means you can simply pick them up and plonk them on a wire rack to allow them to cool.

See below for today’s batch:


Oh and yes the recipe doubles well but a single batch makes approx. 30 cookies.



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