Chocolate, Pecan and Peanut Cookies

    30 minutes

    The pecans are what makes this classic chocolate peanut cookie so special. Try it with white chocolate as well for a different experience.


    New South Wales, Australia
    1 person made this

    Makes: 24 cookies

    • 450g dark chocolate, chopped
    • 60g unsalted butter, cubed
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/2 cup plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups unsalted peanuts, chopped
    • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
    • 2 cups pecan halves, for decorating

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and line two baking trays with baking paper.
    2. In a double boiler (or a bowl over a pan of boiling water) melt the chocolate with the butter, stirring until smooth. Stir in half the sugar until dissolved. Pour into a bowl and beat in the eggs, remaining sugar and vanilla.
    3. In a small bowl sift together the flour, instant coffee, baking powder and salt. Stir into the chocolate mixture then add the peanuts and chocolate chips.
    4. Drop large lumps of the dough onto the baking trays about 8cm apart. Press pecans into the cookies. Bake about 10 minutes - don't overbake, the cookies should be slightly soft.

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