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Chocolate chunk pecan cookies


You can't beat American-style cookies with big chunks of chocolate and nuts. The perfect grown-up biscuit

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  • 200g dark chocolate
  • broken into squares (we like Green & Black's)
  • 100g butter
  • chopped
  • 50g light muscovado sugar
  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • beaten
  • 100g whole pecans
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda


servings 12
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 12mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Melt 85g chocolate in the microwave on High for 1 min or over a pan of simmering water

Step 2

Beat in the butter, sugars, vanilla and egg until smooth, then stir in three-quarters of both the nuts and remaining chocolate, then the flour and bicarbonate of soda.

Step 3

Heap 12 spoonfuls, spaced apart, on 2 baking sheets (don’t spread the mixture), then poke in the reserved nuts and chocolate. Bake for 12 mins until firm, then leave to cool on the sheets. Can be stored in a tin for up to 3 days.

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