I always prefer fresh home made cookies to store bought ;all for good reasons ,I have total control over the sugar and fat in the cookies and can avoid all the preservatives and additives hard to interpret.I usually bake my cookies with nuts and fruits with dark chocolate or cocoa powder.And there is nothing better than the aroma of fresh-baked cookies filling the home and delighted faces of my little ones on seeing a cookie(with chocolate in particular).Dark Chocolate pecan cookies are simple to bake and scrumptious to eat,you can top with any nuts and mix in any dried fruits or use a tablespoon of cocoa powder instead of dark chocolate.
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Almond meal or finely ground almonds
1/2 cup Brown sugar
2 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoon Organic milk,little more if needed
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 organic egg
1 teaspoon flax seeds(optional)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks(use any dark chocolate bar)
1/4 cup(12) whole pecans or almonds
Makes a dozen cookies
Whip butter and sugar in a bowl,until creamy.Whisk in egg ,milk and beat until well combined.
In another mixing bowl,combine flour, baking soda,flax seeds and salt.Add the egg mixture and mix until mixture comes together,add little more milk if needed.
Grease a cookie sheet lightly with oil and drop a spoonful of the mixture in 2 rows about one inch apart.Top with a pecan and dark chocolate chunks and bake at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove a and let cool completely on a rack.
These cookies are my entry for sharmi's Holiday cookie event and Vandana's Baking for beginners and JZ's Santa's holiday challenge and Purva's Christmas feast Event .