Pecan Chocolate Drop Cookies

1¾ cups all-purpose flour sifted
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 cup Pecan Valley Pecan Pieces
½ cup unsalted butter
1¼ cups brown sugar; firmly packed
1 egg
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate melted and cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup milk
Chocolate Frosting

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. In a large mixing bowl mix and sift flour, baking soda, powder and salt; add nuts and mix.
3. In another bowl cream butter and add sugar gradually and cream until fluffy.
4. Add well-beaten egg and chocolate.
5. Add extract to milk.
6. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk to creamed mixture, mixing just enough after each addition to combine ingredients.
7. Drop by spoonfuls on ungreased baking sheets.
8. Bake in a preheated oven for 12 minutes.
9. When cool spread with Chocolate Frosting
Chocolate Frosting
1½ ounces unsweetened chocolate; melt
1 egg yolk
3 tablespoons light cream
1¼ cups powdered sugar; sifted

In a large mixing bowl combine chocolate, slightly beaten egg yolk, and cream; add sugar and mix well.

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