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Chocolate chip and pecan cookies

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Chocolate chip and pecan cookies
Chocolate chip and pecan cookies
  • Makes: 12

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

With big chunks of chocolate and nuts, these rich and indulgent cookies are the perfect grown-up biscuits. The perfect accompaniment to that afternoon cuppa or as a lunchbox pick-me-up, these tasty sweet treats are the perfect easy baking project for the weekend. Children will love to help shape the cookies too

Ingredients

  • 200g dark chocolate, roughly broken
  • 100g butter, cubed
  • 50g light muscovado sugar
  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 100g pecan nuts
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda

These tasty sweet treats make the perfect gift, presented in cellophane bags tied with a colourful ribbons

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Fan 160C/gas mark 4.
  2. Melt half of the chocolate over a pan of simmering water.
  3. Beat in the butter, sugar, vanilla and egg until smooth. Stir in three-quarters of the nuts and remaining chocolate, then the flour and bicarbonate of soda.
  4. Use a teaspoon to heap 12 blobs of the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment. Then insert the reserved nuts and chocolate into the mixture.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes until firm.

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