[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen it comes to baking cookies in this house, the likelyhood of all the ingredients making it into the bowl is slim to none. I will confess now that making this batch of chocolatey nutty delights is missing a good handful of pecans and chocolate chips! Nevertheless- they still came out chunky and delicious. I love these biscuits, they are chock full of buttery pecans, walnuts and milk chocolate chips. Here’s how you make them!
100g of walnuts
100g of pecans
200g of milk chocolate chips (I used 2 packets)
6 tablespoons of butter
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of plain flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
3/4 cup of golden caster sugar (but normal caster sugar works too)
1 tablespoon of instant coffee
1 pinch of salt
Preheat your oven to 160c. In a bowl- using a whisk- mix the eggs, instant coffee, and vanilla extract together until combined and then add in the the sugar. Mix the sugar in until the batter thickens- about 2 or 3 minutes.
Melt the butter and half the chocolate chips in a separate bowl- when cool, pour this into the mix and stir in gently. Next, add the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Fold the mixture until combined.
Shiny, beautiful chocolate! You have to dip your finger in- it’s the whole point of baking, right?
The next step- in a separate bowl, dust the pecans, walnuts and remaining chocolate chips with a tablespoon of flour and toss it around so that they’re all coated. This makes sure that they don’t sink to the bottom when it’s baking.
Stir the nuts into the chocolate mixture- I will vouch that eating this straight out of the bowl is amazing! Line a baking tray with parchment paper, and scoop out a heaped tablespoon of the chocolatey mixture onto the paper. They aren’t meant to be neat or pretty- hence, nutty chocolate blobs! Pop them in the oven for 15 minutes, and then let them cool.
Easy peasy! The first batch were made and baked within half an hour. You could even add some orange zest if you wanted to be a little keraazzy but these little nutty bites are fab as they are!