Dear Friday, thank you for helping us get through the week in hopes that you will bring us chocolate…..
….and for being the beginning of our weekend spent entirely in pajamas…..with coffee and blankets! If you could figure out how to make yourself last longer we would all appreciate it very much, and even forgive you for the times you feel like raining on us or failing to include tacos. In addition to lasting longer, coming a bit sooner would be extremely amiable as well. P.S. I think Monday needs an attitude adjustment, just sayin’. Best regards –
How was your week? Mine was good, a little bit crazy and I still have a busy weekend ahead planned, but I’m really excited about it. Can you believe it’s October guys? In my house we always say that once it hits this month the year is over. You know, cause it flies by so fast? I want these next few months to slow down so I can enjoy every awesome second, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. Oh well, I’ll just have to try to savor the blur of it all as it passes by.
It’s hard for me to imagine how I come off to other people for some reason, so I’m not sure if you can tell that I’m not a huge people person. Try, borderline introvert. It’s somewhat better on the internet since that doesn’t require dealing with people face to face, but I still have a hard time being sociable. I’m working on it though. I’ll be a regular elbow-rubbing chummy bunny before you know it….most likely. Or at least less of a hermit then I am now I hope. I am already so much better than I used to be before starting a blog so that’s progress, right? People skills, if you don’t have some, get some! Gonna do it.
So, cookies people! What would the world be without them? This country has a serious lack of knowledge when it comes to making ultra gooey, melty chocolate chips cookies properly. The poor things have no clue what they’re missing out on. The same goes for fudgy brownies, the closest thing to which that you’ll find here is a cakey sponge that’s been overbaked to the point of not even resembling it’s mark. The next time someone asks me how I got into cooking I should give the one word reply of “brownies”.
Anyway, I’m pretty confidant in saying that these cookies could change you’re outlook on life. Yes, they are spectaculous like that. I used pecans because it’s October yos, and that means time to get into the special and festive ingredients and live it up. These are something you’ll want to make over and over through the holidays. Like, you should take these to every gathering and party! You’ll be everyones bff if you do, true story.
Okay, so make these, add plenty of nuts and chocolate on top, have them with a tall glass of milk or a steaming mug of cocoa, and you’ll make this weekend the best first weekend in October ever!!! Oh, and it’s time to break out the scary movies too, yay!
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks) plus 2 tablespoons
- 2 cups brown sugar, packed
- 1 egg plus 3 yolks
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup (85g) semi-sweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C) and melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly as butter boils until it turns a deep golden brown, it should take about 10 minutes. Pour into bowl of stand mixer or large mixing bowl and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. This is a good time to gather other ingredients.
- Add sugar and mix on low until creamed in, then stop and scrape sides of bowl. Add eggs while stirring and mix until combined, then vanilla, soda, and salt. Add flour one cup at a time and beat after each addition. The dough will get very thick.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or sil pads. Roll dough into golf-sized balls and press tops into pecan pieces while flattening dough balls at the same time. Place them about 2 inches apart on baking sheet and bake for 8 - 10 minutes until edges start to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and cool for about 5 minutes before moving to cooling rack.
- If desired, melt chocolate in a double boiler and spoon into a fine tipped pastry bag and drizzle over cookies when cooled. Allow chocolate to set before serving.