Strangest cookies ever, but they are great! These are by far the strangest cookies I have ever made. I had to read the recipe a few times to make SURE that I was reading it correctly!!! NO butter? 2T of flour?? The dough is not really a dough. Its thin with chunks of nut and chocolate in it. I also added some chocolate chips because I had them. I baked these on parchment paper for 17 minutes, and they puffed up nicely, and actually look like cookies! I thought they would spread out into a thin, sticky mess. They are going to be xmas cookies for friends, and I am sure everyone will love them. Great recipe. It seems weird, but just go with it and you will be pleased!! Pros: simple, no butter, hardly any flour Cons: small batch
Fabulous flavor and texture Wonderful rich chocolate and pecan flavor, satisfying chewy texture (they don't TASTE healthy!), easy to make, and held up nicely as holiday gifts because they aren't at all crumbly or fragile. I'll be making these year-round. Next year for the holidays I might dress them up with a skinny drizzle of white chocolate after they cool, or experiment with a stenciled powdered sugar dusting. They froze beautifully too. I hand-chopped the pecans and had to use Trader Joe's chocolate-covered cocoa nibs, which I realize added a smidge of decadence.
These are fabulous! I just love them - I just finished the first batch and let them cool a bit and ate one with cold milk - delicious! When I chopped up the pecans, it looked like an enormous amount - but it wasn't. I think my family will love them too so I am going to take them to my daughter's home at Christmas :)