Serve these delicious cookies with ice cream for a special dessert or with a glass of milk for a late night snack.
1 cup pecan halves 1-1/2 tablespoons instant coffee granules 1 tablespoon hot water 2 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, slightly softened 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 3/4 cup sugar 1 large egg 1-1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips Vegetable oil cooking spray
calories 155 (50% from fat) • carb. 18g • pro. 1g • fat 9g • sat. fat 4g • chol. 22mg • sod. 52mg • calc. 8mg • fiber 2g
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place pecans on a baking sheet and toast until lightly browned, about 3 - 4 minutes. Cool slightly then place in a Cuisinart® Mini-Prep™ Processor fitted with the sharp blade; pulse on Lo speed until coarsely chopped, about 5 times. Combine instant coffee granules and water in a small bowl; reserve. Combine flour, soda and salt in a small bowl; reserve. In a large mixing bowl, using a Cuisinart® SmartPower™ Countup™ 9-Speed Electronic Hand Mixer, cream butter and sugars on speed 2 until light and fluffy, about 1 - 2 minutes. Add coffee/water mixture, egg and vanilla; gradually increase to speed 4 and mix until well blended, about 30 seconds. Add flour mixture; mix on speed 2 until combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape bowl with a spatula and continue mixing until well blended. Add chocolate and pecans; mix on speed 1 until just combined, about 20 - 30 seconds. Spray baking sheets with vegetable oil cooking spray. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto baking sheets. Bake until golden, about 10 - 12 minutes. Cool slightly on baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack.