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Brownie Bourbon Bites

 Brownie Bourbon Bites
Chocolate and chopped pecans flavor these simple, spirited treats from Paula Kirchenbauer of Newton, New Jersey. She recommends making a double batch so you can give some as gifts and savor the rest!
28 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in bourbon. Combine flour and cocoa; gradually add to creamed
  • mixture, beating until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and
  • refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in pecans. Place 2 in. apart on
  • ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until
  • cookies are set. Cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing from
  • pans to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight
  • container. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 110 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 35 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.