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Chewy German Chocolate Cookies

 Chewy German Chocolate Cookies
When I want a cookie that's as chewy as a brownie, this is the recipe I reach for. Coffee granules add just the right amount of mocha flavor.
30 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 55 to 60 pecan halves

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth.
  • Stir in coffee granules; cool and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until light and lemon-colored.
  • Beat in the cooled chocolate and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking
  • powder and salt; add to chocolate mixture and mix well. (dough will
  • be soft). Stir in chopped pecans. Cover and refrigerate for 30
  • minutes or until easy to handle.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets.
  • Place a pecan half in the center of each. Bake at 350° for 9-10
  • minutes or until set. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire
  • racks. Yield: about 5 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 112 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 52 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.