These cookies are full of ground pecans, brown butter AND chocolate. They're the perfect cookie to bring to a party, or to munch on for a delightful, sweet snack.*Prep time doesn't include making brown butter, which takes 20 minutes, and can be made way ahead. Here's how to make it. Makes about 78 small cookies / serving size: about 3 cookies
Set the oven. Place a rack in the center and upper third of the oven and preheat to 350°F.
Prep baking sheets and toast pecans. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, and spread an even layer of the pecans on one of them. When the oven is preheated, toast the pecans until they are becoming a bit browned and are very aromatic. Remove from the oven, place in a small bowl and set aside to cool.
Make the batter. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the flour and baking soda. Set aside.In a large mixing bowl, combine the brown butter with the sugars, salt and vanilla. Mix for about 2 minutes with a large wooden spoon, an electric hand mixer or in a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment.Add the eggs and mix until it's a smooth batter.Now add the dry ingredients and mix just until it's incorporated. Set aside.
Grind the pecans and add them. Add the cooled, toasted pecans to a food processor fitted with the blade attachment and blend until they are finely ground.Fold the ground pecans and chocolate chips into the batter.
Bake. Bake in the preheated 350°F oven just until they are becoming golden along the edges, about 10 minutes. They should still appear doughy and will be soft. Remove from the oven, and allow the cookies to cool on the pan for a few minutes, then carefully transfer them to a to a cooling rack.
Calorie count is only an estimate.
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