Foodie Fridays - Pecan and Chocolate Cookies......mmmmmm
I love cookies!
We don't have these all the time....we keep them as a treat. We stay away from them at times when we might be tempted off keto, as these are lovely and a little bit sweet...which might be too tempting at times.
This recipe makes 10 cookies (I can't remember where we found the basis for the recipe - but we have amended it quite a bit to our taste) and each cookie is around 1g carbs
Pecan and Chocolate Cookies
Place 60g of soft butter in a bowl, add 60g of sweetener (we use erythritol) and mix using an electric hand blender. When mixed add one egg and 3 tsp of vanilla essence and blend together well.
To this mix add 90g of almond flour, ¼ tsp of baking soda, ¼ tsp of ground cinnamon and a pinch of salt
Blend everything together
Chop 25g of either keto chocolate or choc-chips into small pieces and add to the mix
Chop 8 pecans into small pieces (about the same size as the chocolate) and add to the mix
Use a spoon or spatula to combine the cookie dough, choc pieces and pecans together
I now split the mixture into two batches - you can just stick with one batch if you prefer For each batch...... lay a piece of cling-film (30 cmx30cm will be big enough) on your worktop and place the mixture in the middle into a thick sausage shape - see my photo - it should be about 5cm long if you split the batch into two, or 10cm long if you stay with just one batch
Wrap the mixture in the cling film, nice and tight, twisting the ends and then freeze for at least 2 hours.
These will keep in the freezer for at least a month. When you are ready to cook, preheat you oven to 190°C. Take the (still frozen) dough sausage from the cling film and slice into cookies 1cm thick (you'll get 5 or 10 cookies depending if you split the mixture into two). Place these on a baking tray, place in the oven and cook until they go brown at the edges - probably 10 or 11 minutes.
When ready take from the oven.....they will be very soft so wait a good 15 minutes before trying to lift off the tray.
Why do I split the batch in half.....? Because if not we would eat to many cookies in a short time period! They are that good! We bake one batch, eat them over a couple of days and then cook the next batch when we want them.
Our sweetener does leave a slightly 'cold' mouth feel as many do) but it doesn't distract from the lovely cookie!
Have a go and let us know what you think.