Mocha Pecan Christmas Cookies

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips; divided
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
  • 2 teaspoons boiling water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter; softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar; firmly packed
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup Pecan Valley Pecan Pieces
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Melt ½ cup chocolate chips over hot water or in microwave. Stir until smooth; cool to room temperature.
  3. In small cup, dissolve coffee in boiling water; set aide.
  4. Combine flour, soda and salt; set aside.
  5. In large bowl, combine butter, sugars and coffee; beat until creamy.
  6. Add egg and melted chocolate; mix well.
  7. Gradually add flour mixture.
  8. Stir in remaining 1½ cups chocolate chips and pecans.
  9. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  10. Bake in a preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
  11. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes before removing from cookie sheets; cool completely.

Yield: about 24 3-inch cookies.

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