Chocolate Drizzle Pecan Cookies is a very easy recipe to make for you Holiday Cookie Exchange.
The quick and easy dough for this cookie recipe is a keeper. You can make this dough and add any of your favorite add-ins. This cookie happens to be my personal substitute for the pecan pie I didn’t get to make this fall – well almost, it’s not quite as sweet, but the pecans and chocolate do the trick.
An easy recipe I found on TasteofHome.com which I have made several times. It’s a great cookie recipe to make with the kids. They can top the cookies with their favorite sprinkles or sugar. You can even dip the cookies in chocolate if you wish and add sprinkles. Decorating this cookie has endless possibilities. A terrific #cookingwithkids recipe to make any time of year.
TIPS: Nuts are optional. If you choose to add nuts, save time by chopping the nuts in advance. They will stay fresh, covered and refrigerated, for about 4 days.
When you are finished mixing the dough it will be on the soft side. You can refrigerate the dough for 20 minutes.
This will make it easier to roll the dough in the nuts and/or sprinkles.
Chocolate Drizzle Pecan Cookies
- Prep Time: 10-15 min.
- Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
- Total Time: 40 min. includes chill time.
- Yield: approx. 16 cookies
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups AP flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 cups chopped pecans
- CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE (optional)
- Melt chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzle the chocolate over the cooled cookies.
- In a small bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
- In a large bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
- Gradually add in the flour to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix just until well blended.
- Shape dough into 1 inch balls, roll in the chopped pecans and place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart and flatten.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or just until lightly browned.
- Cool on pan for 5 minutes then place on wire rack to continue cooling.
- When cookies have completely cooled drizzle melted chocolate over top of cookies.
- Set aside until chocolate hardens.
#1 – The yield for this cookie will depend on the size you make the dough balls.
#2. For the Chocolate Drizzle, melt approx. 1/4 cup chocolate chips in the microwave for 20 seconds. Stir the chips until they are completely melted. If some chips are still too solid microwave a few more seconds and continue to stir until melted.
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Another great TIP if you are baking with the kids, divide the dough so that everyone can make their own creation. Place the add-ins in small bowls in the center of the table. Everyone can then choose their favorites.
Or go all out and make 2 batches of dough. Then you are sure to have enough for a large variety of Holiday Cookies. I’ve learned this over the years cooking with kids. It seems their creativity is endless!
Here is another very easy cookie recipe to make #cookingwithkids this season. This is a coconut Snowball Cookies recipe, but you can simply eliminate the coconut if it’s not a favorite.
Have Fun and Enjoy!