So I think I love americans so much that I think maybe I'm starting to think like one...
I absolutely adore pecans! They have an amazing flavour and go well with chocolate, maple syrup, salted caramel, ect...
150g soft butter,
200g soft brown sugar,
2 heaped tbsp white sugar,
200g plain flour,
1 tsp vanilla,
1 large egg,
1/4 tsp salt,
1/2 cup chopped pecans, (chopped in 1/2 or 1/3)
1/2 cup chocolate chips,
(Or just do: 100g chocolate chips and around 75g pecans- but you can add more or less)
In a bowl, cream the butter and sugars together. Add the egg and beat until well combine. Then add the vanilla and salt.
In a seperate bowl, mix the flour, pecans and chocolate chips.
Then mix both mixtures together.
Scoop heaped tbsp onto a lined and slightly greased baking tray. You can measure the tbsp's out and roll or mold it in your hand for litrally a second just to get a basic shape.
Bake for 12-16 minutes until soft in the middle and slightly crusty on the sides.
(If they decide they want to puff up and rise a little, just press them down with a spatular once they are to the stage when they won't stick to the spatula)
Allow the cookies to cool for about 5 minutes before attempting to remove from the sheet.
Enjoy pecan and chocolate lovers!
Want something extra?
Why not drizzle some salted caramel or some salted maple syrup on top? Don't be put off when I say salted, trust me, salt and caramel work!
2 level tbsp brown sugar,
1 heaped tsp white sugar,
1/4 fine/course/flaked sea salt,
1 tbsp unsalted butter.
In a small saucepan or small frying pan place the butter in the pan and melt. Add the sugars and salt and stir very slowly. Then simmer for five minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.
Take off heat and drizzle on the cookies.
Leave to cool for a few minutes.