Chocolate Pecan Crinkles

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup ground pecans
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar, sifted

Procedure:

1. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave oven for about a minute. Let cool to room temperature.

2. In a bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until thick and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the cooled chocolate mixture and beat until well incorporated.

3. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and ground pecans. Add dry mixture to the chocolate mixture, and stir until well incorporated. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm enough to shape into balls, at least 1 hr.

4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place rack in center of oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

5. Place the sifted confectioners sugar in a shallow bowl. Shaped chilled dough into 1 inch balls, and then roll each ball in confectioners sugar, making sure that each ball is well coated. Place 2 inches apart on the lined baking sheets.

6. Bake for about 7-9 minutes or just until until the top is cracked and the edges are set. (Do not over bake if you want your chocolate crinkles chewy.) Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

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