Monday, September 14, 2009

Chocolate Pecan Madness!

Though most of the sections of my cookbook are pretty well fleshed out now, I'm still lacking in the dessert department. My awesome Granny has been hard at work veganizing her classic desserts for me, but I've been slacking in the sweets. For example, I realized last week that I didn't have any cookie recipes yet. Enter these Choco-Chocolate Chip Praline Cookies:

These are chocolate cookies flecked with chocolate chips and candied pecans. I developed a test batch last week and brought them to work. My co-workers devoured all 25 cookies in less than an hour, and based on their feedback, this recipe was a real winner.

My only complaint — I left the pecans whole, but next time I'll chop them instead. A few of the cookies didn't get any pecans in them, and I felt bad for the folks who missed out. The salty-sweet candied pecans were the best part of the cookie. Just look at that little pecan peekin' out:

Note to the testers: Speaking of cookbook recipes, I've posted a new tester recipe on the Cookin' Crunk tester blog.

23 comments:

Tara said...

Yum! I love the idea of putting candied pecans in cookies!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

I'm guessing these aren't GF, they look too "normal" to be made with GF flour...sigh. But they sure look extremely tasty!!!! Chocolate cookies w/ choco chips and pecans, I mean you can't go wrong!

T said...

These remind me of pralines which are my all-time favorite. So delish looking!

Knit-Picky Veganista said...

Uber-tasty combo - chocolate & pecans! I know I'll enjoy these a lot!

Mihl said...

oh yes, you need to add lots and lots of cookie recipes to your book! These sound divine.

VeggieGirl said...

MMM!!!

Recipe man said...

yummy! wow this looks so good

A said...

I'm a pecan lover, but I'll bite the bullet and be willing to take the pecanless cookies off your co-worker's hands! Ha ha!.... Also, your Granny is so sweet for helping to veganize desserts for you! Can't wait to see more dessert p0rn pics!! :D
-A

caribbeanvegan said...

Those look great Bianca. I am having similar issues with my book. I need to start making cookies and muffins to even it out. Great looking cookies and flavour combo

Sheridanna said...

Yummy!

nora said...

Yum! I feel like chocolate and pecans isn't a combo you see very often...but I'm guessing it should be!

Kiersten said...

I am not surprised your co-workers ate them so quickly. I bet they were dleicious! Can't wait to give them a try when the cookbook comes out!

HealthySDLiving said...

These look delicious, candied pecans=amazing!!

Cyn said...

Yum! Those look delicious. I can't wait to try them.

Courtney said...

Those look great!

I just posted a question on the test blog :-)

Courtney

Kelly said...

Oh goodness, these cookies look heavenly! I'd say go with quality over quantity in the dessert section of your cookbook. ;)

River said...

Don't feel bad for the guys who missed out, even the parts with no pecans look fab! I'm done slacking off with the internet and all things blog-related, so I'm ready to start testing again! :-)

jessicaleighlalou said...

OOH those look delicious! :)

jessy said...

your chocolate pecan cookies look divine, Bianca! sweet candied pecans & chocolate?!? yes please! totally gonna check out the tester site! oooh, i can't wait!

aTxVegn said...

Candied pecans is a fantastic addition to cookies! These look really wonderful.

Erin said...

These cookies sound amazing!

Sal said...

these cookies look and sound amazing, i love pecans and chocolate. and cookies!

Emily said...

ok so i know i'm behind on your delicious kitchen happenin's but oh my do those cookies look delicious...i just had to comment! and is your tester blog private? i couldn't read it!
yummm. will that recipe be in the cookbook? when does this thing come out...i want it already!!

if this rain doesn't keep up im going to the farmers market tomorrow to get more of the chocolate granola...it's like crack!!

oh, AND i am going to pitawraps today...have you ever been there? i haven't but i hear they have a good falafel/veggie sandwich thing!