Friday, December 26, 2008

Dark chocolate Pecan Cookies-simple to bake and scrumptious to eat


I always prefer fresh home made cookies to store bought ;all for good reasons ,I have total control over the sugar and fat in the cookies and can avoid all the preservatives and additives hard to interpret.I usually bake my cookies with nuts and fruits with dark chocolate or cocoa powder.And there is nothing better than the aroma of fresh-baked cookies filling the home and delighted faces of my little ones on seeing a cookie(with chocolate in particular).Dark Chocolate pecan cookies are simple to bake and scrumptious to eat,you can top with any nuts and mix in any dried fruits or use a tablespoon of cocoa powder instead of dark chocolate.
Ingredients
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Almond meal or finely ground almonds
1/2 cup Brown sugar
2 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoon Organic milk,little more if needed
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 organic egg
1 teaspoon flax seeds(optional)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks(use any dark chocolate bar)
1/4 cup(12) whole pecans or almonds

Makes a dozen cookies

Method
Whip butter and sugar in a bowl,until creamy.Whisk in egg ,milk and beat until well combined.
In another mixing bowl,combine flour, baking soda,flax seeds and salt.Add the egg mixture and mix until mixture comes together,add little more milk if needed.

Grease a cookie sheet lightly with oil and drop a spoonful of the mixture in 2 rows about one inch apart.Top with a pecan and dark chocolate chunks and bake at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove a and let cool completely on a rack.

These cookies are my entry for sharmi's Holiday cookie event and Vandana's Baking for beginners and JZ's Santa's holiday challenge and Purva's Christmas feast Event .

20 comments:

ttfn300 said...

those sound awesome, but i don't wanna see another cookie for a very long time... :)

Uma said...

looks fabulous. mouth-watering cookies.

anudivya said...

These sound great, with whole wheat flour would be perfect.

Priya said...

Looks scrumptious..lovely they r...

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

dark chocolate, pecans and butter.. i am sure it is a hit. what more do u need to make a tasty cookie?

Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds very healthy to me, nuts and dark chocolate.....count me in!!!

Adlak's tiny world said...

sounds yum and yum... inviting pic as usual... love to have handfull.

Vij said...

Awesome cookies. looks lovely yasmeen.

Wish you a happy n happy n happy new year. May all your dreams come true.

Cham said...

Dark choco is my fav and nuts I go nuts... Lovely recipe!

Mediterranean Turkish Cook said...

I am like you, I prefer homemade cookies to store bought cookies and I almost never purchase cookies. These really look good.

Happy New Year!

Sara said...

These look really beautiful, I made blondies with dark chocolate and pecans just the other day.

sra said...

A very happy new year to you, Yasmeen!

Curry Leaf said...

PERFECT COOKIES YASMEEN.CONGRATULATIONS ON WINNING THE ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE CAKE CHALLENGE.HOPE YOU HAD A ROCKING HOLIDAY & WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Varsha Vipins said...

Awesome Cookies..Il try it for sure..:)

Yasmeen,I have tagged you for the "Breadline africa" event.Please find the details from my blog.
Happy holidays dear.:)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I like pecan cookies! Yours looks so good yasmeen!

Sunshinemom said...

Awesome! The cookies look delicious and simple!

meeso said...

I love homemade cookies.... always tastier than store bought... These look awesome!

Purva Desai said...

Cookies look crispy and crunchy...Thank you for the lovely entry for the event....
Wishing you Happy and Prosperous New Year...

Maggie said...

These look wonderful! I love using almond meal in baking. I bet my son would love them made with chocolate chips. I'll give them a try soon.

Bharti said...

These look so yummy Yasmeen! Home made cookies are the best, I agree.

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