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Hello chocolate lovers! Let us come together in unity as we share the common love for chocolate! Chocolate Pecan Cookies…This is a wonderful dough to work with. It is rather pliable making it really easy to mold. It doesn’t stick to your hands and if you find that it does, add a smidgen bit more almond meal. I found that as I was rolling them into balls during the first stage a light build up of dough was sticking to my palms. So, I found it helpful to rinse my hands every once in a while.
You could easily add the pecans in during the food processor process but I wanted chunks of nuts, I wanted that crunch factor. Raw recipes are so forgiving and offer a lot of flexibility. You can shape them into any size that you want, any shape, and you can tweak the flavors to fit whatever your little heart desires.
This chocolate cookie is firm on the outside, but chewy on the inside. It all depends on how long you leave them in the dehydrator. Just be careful that you don’t over-dry them, causing a chalky mouth-feel. My intention was to create a chocolate cookie that was lower in sweetener than average. So please taste the batter as you build the recipe and feel free to add more if you wish.
P.S. I have included a baking option for those of you who don’t own a dehydrator. You are still light years ahead of purchasing commercially processed cookies. So I am proud of you for being here. I do recommend in time that you invest in one as it will open up a whole new culinary world to you. :) I highly recommend the 9 tray Excalibur dehydrator. When baking these cookies, don’t let the lack of browning fool you into to baking them longer. They will dry out quickly. I found 13-15 minutes was the sweet spot for my oven.
Personally I prefer the flavor and texture of the raw version over the baked. The flavors are more pronounced and the texture is more chewy. I created this recipe on Dec. 6th, 2010. I decided to bump it up in the cookie ranking because it deserves a little attention. hehe I hope you enjoy the recipe. Blessings, amie sue
This is a picture of the raw version…
Baked version… a slight difference but nothing to write home about. :)
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