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Slice & Bake Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Toasting the pecans makes a huge difference in the taste of these cookies. The double chocolate drizzle also satisfies my cravings for chocolate. They are so fancy looking, your guests will think they came from the best baker in town! —Lindsay Weiss, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    8 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-2/3 cups chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white baking chips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans.
  • Shape into four 6-in. logs; wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Unwrap the dough and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a microwave, melt semisweet chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Repeat with white chips. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 86 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.
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