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Fudgy Chocolate Cookies

 Fudgy Chocolate Cookies
Folks who love brownies will enjoy these fudgy treats from Miriam Miller of Thorp, Wisconsin. The recipe makes less than a dozen large cookies that are chock-full of pecans and chocolate chunks.
9 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped and divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt four four ounces of chocolate; cool to room
  • temperature. Coarsely chop remaining chocolate; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in egg and
  • vanilla. Add cooled chocolate; beat until blended. Combine flour and
  • baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in pecans and
  • chopped chocolate.
  • Drop by 1/4 cupfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350°
  • for 10-12 minutes or until firm and tops are cracked. Let stand for
  • 2 minutes before carefully removing to wire racks to cool
  • completely. Yield: about 9 cookies.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 181 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 47 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.