With big chunks of chocolate and nuts, these rich and indulgent cookies are the perfect grown-up biscuits. The perfect accompaniment to that afternoon cuppa or as a lunchbox pick-me-up, these tasty sweet treats are the perfect easy baking project for the weekend. Children will love to help shape the cookies too
- 200g dark chocolate, roughly broken
- 100g butter, cubed
- 50g light muscovado sugar
- 85g golden caster sugar
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg, beaten
- 100g pecan nuts
- 100g plain flour
- 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/gas mark 4.
Melt half of the chocolate over a pan of simmering water.
Beat in the butter, sugar, vanilla and egg until smooth. Stir in three-quarters of the nuts and remaining chocolate, then the flour and bicarbonate of soda.
Use a teaspoon to heap 12 blobs of the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment. Then insert the reserved nuts and chocolate into the mixture.
Bake for 12 minutes until firm.
Top tip for making Chocolate chip and pecan cookies
These tasty sweet treats make the perfect gift, presented in cellophane bags tied with a colourful ribbons