Emily’s Chocolate Covered Pecan Cookies

You may recall how just the other day I gushed about Emily’s Chocolate Covered Fortune Cookies.

But my love affair with Emily’s Chocolates really began with their Milk Chocolate Cocoa Dusted Pecan Halves. *Sigh*

Seriously, what’s not to love?

Even better, pecans contain like 19 vitamins – they’re good for your heart, your cholesterol, and research even shows they may help control your weight. (Although I’m guessing they weren’t talking about ones smothered in milk chocolate…)

While I have absolutely NO problem eating them straight from the box, I began to feel a bit like a glutton after I’d polished off my third box. These cookies are the perfect solution. They’re soft and chewy with the sweet chocolaty bite from the nuts!

I haven’t quite worked out how eating these cookies make me feel less like a glutton though…

Emily’s Chocolate Covered Pecan Cookies
Yields: 2 ½ dozen cookies

¾ c. unsalted butter (1 ½ sticks), softened
½ c. +2 tbs. granulated sugar
½ c. + 2 tbs. packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. Emily’s Milk Chocolate Cocoa Dusted Pecan Halves, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar together till light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and blend until well combined. Mix in baking soda, salt and flour, being careful not to overmix.

Using a wooden spoon, stir in chocolate covered pecans.

Drop by the rounded tablespoons onto baking sheets.

Cook 11-14 minutes until very light golden brown and edges are set. Cool on pan 2-3 minutes. Remove to cooling racks and cool completely before storing (although I highly recommend eating one or two at this point while they’re still warm and gooey – in case you wanted my opinion!)

Lucky for you Emily’s Chocolates is giving away a trio of their Chocolate Covered Fortune Cookies to two of my readers, but you only have until midnight EST to enter!

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Comments

  1. 1

    These cookies look perfect!! I have never put a pecan in chocolate chips cookies.. but I can imagine how good they are. YUM!!

  2. 2

    Wow! I could see eating those chocolate covered pecans right from the box, but these cookies take yum to a whole new level. What a great idea!

  3. 3

    Wow, oh wow, oh wow. I went back and entered the contest just because these cookies look so fantastic. Seriously so.

  4. 5

    These sound pretty tasty! I love the pecans.

  5. 6

    These cookies look great! I Like the idea of the pecans in chocolate. It combines 2 ingredients into one addition. :-)

  6. 7

    I think pecans and chocolate made a very matching pair! The cookies look mouthwatering!

  7. 8

    These look amazing – exactly my kind of cookie. I’ll be baking these this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

  8. 9

    I love chocolate pecan cookies, I love pecans, I love chocolate. These look so yummy, so glad you shared some of them, hehe.

  9. 10

    Oh my word, these are pure decadence. I would eat at least 3 boxes. Baked to perfection. Every time I bake or cook with pecans I end up eating a bowl while I work. They are just so delicious. I have such a weakness for them.

  10. 12

    yum! yum! yum!

    That is all I can say… except, I wish I had some to eat right now 😉

  11. 13

    The pecans being coated with chocolate (rather than separate nuts and chocolate pieces) makes me realise that I always want chocolate, pecan and cookie in one bite, all together. Why risk getting only a pecan piece or an un-nutty chocolate, right? Also…using a box of chocolate in cookies is decadent. I like that!

  12. 14

    Ooooh boy – that looks amazing! What a great idea using chocolate covered pecans :) This would be dangerous to make in my house!

  13. 15

    These look so good! What perfect cookies.

  14. 16

    Oh they look so very good. I am big fan of nuts in cookies, my kids don’t like them…but if I make these then the kids won’t eat them and I can have them all to myself (sounds like a grand plan).

    The pics are fantastic Jen!

  15. 18

    Oh yummm!! These look amazing, chocolate covered pecans, yes please!! The cookies look incredible and I wish I could eat a whole batch right now.

  16. 19

    Oh man these look good. I live by the rule that if one ingredient is healthy then it is healthy. These cookies are health by all means in my world. I kind of want to change my giveaway response to include the chocolate covered pecans.

  17. 20

    Sigh…those are lovely, and I’m trying so hard not to eat too many sweets! I love pecans and this recipe looks too perfect.

  18. 21

    OMG those look delicious! I do love pecans, and chocolate coating them just makes them even better!

  19. 23

    Those look incredible…I love pecans in anything you can make them with! I’m now craving cookies!!

  20. 24

    These sound incredible! I absolutely LOVE nuts and chocolate. Put that in a cookie and I’m set for life!

  21. 25

    I’ll gladly accept glutton-hood for these cookies. Any day.

  22. 27

    Love pecans, and chocolate. Can’t wait until my two sweetless weeks are up. Those are just asking to be eaten!

  23. 28

    Holy YUM! looks like breakfast to me! 😉

  24. 30

    The pecans just made me swoon. Put them in cookies and WOW! Love!

  25. 31

    I definitely didn’t know pecans are so nutritious. Thank you for letting us know (or was I the only one who didn’t know? heehe). I’d love to make these cookies with pecans. Looks delicious and it’s “nutritious” cookies.. lol. =P

  26. 33

    Oh, I need to get my hands on some of those pecans! I bet they are so yummy plain, but even better in these cookies!

  27. 34

    Congrats on getting Top 9, Jen!
    First, I’ve got to figure out how NOT finish off the pecans before getting started on the cookies. 😀 Help!
    I just have to keep looking at these pictures and know that there’s gonna be double the pleasure if I wait … yeah, that’s it!

  28. 36

    As a southerner, I’ve got to love pecans more than anything else, right. And these cookies are sublime :)

  29. 37

    Pecan and I are new found friends :) But these sound great :) I’d love to have one now!

  30. 38

    Your cookies are are gorgeous, and I can taste those chocolate covered pecans now1 Wish I had one or three for breakfast!
    I’m too late for the giveaway:)

    Congrats on the Top 9 today!

  31. 40

    These look amazing, Jen!!! Congrats on the Top 9!!!!

  32. 42

    These pictures just P O P with favor! Congratulations on Top 9…again! :)

  33. 44

    Is the only plavce to get these mouthwatering chocolate covered pecans vie mail order? Thanks in advance!

  34. 46

    These are gorgeous! I think pecan and chocolate chips are my favourite combo of all time – I can never resist them! Congrats on the Top 9 again! Lin xx

  35. 48

    These cookies look soooo good! Pecans and chocolate are the perfect pair :) And chocolate pecan cookies…. even better! yumm!

  36. 49

    These look absolutely delicious! Chocolate and pecan are such a great cookie combo. Gorgeous photos too! Congratulations on Top 9!! Buzzed ya! =]

  37. 51

    These look amazing! I love chocolate pecans! I’ve never had Emily’s, but now I wish I had.
    Thanks, I can’t wait to try these cookies!!

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