By Kelly Bogard
One of the biggest debates: Cookies or brownies? I’m team brownie, but my daughter is all about the cookies.
But as long as they have pecans in them, both brownies and cookies will be eaten in my house before anyone notices what they are!
Pecans are a staple in most southern households. They add something to every recipe they touch. And they’re good for you, too. They have zero cholesterol, which makes them quite heart healthy.
It’s a good thing it’s almost time to start harvesting them, because I use a lot of pecans during the holidays.
For Pecan Brookies, you will need…
3 egg whites
3 c. powdered sugar
2 c. pecans, chopped
2/3 c. cocoa powder
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 tsp. instant coffee granules
1/4 tsp. salt
The flavors of a brownie. The shape of a cookie. And the texture of both. These brownie cookie will solve the brownie vs. cookie debate quickly because everyone wins.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees while you sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. This is a very important step. Without it, you end up with lumps of sugar and cocoa in the shiny tops of your cookies.
Whip the egg whites until frothy. Once bubbly, add in the vanilla.
Slowly mix in the sugar and cocoa until everything is well combined and smooth.
Finally, mix in the coffee granules and pecans. This is when your batter starts to get really thick. Then scoop spoonfuls of the batter onto lined baking sheets, and bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until the tops are cracked and shiny.
I love these brookies still warm with a big glass of milk, but they’re also tasty the next day to sandwich vanilla ice cream between. Just like with pecans, the options are endless. So which one is your favorite, cookies or brownies? From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||12-14 minutes|
- 3 egg whites
- 3 c. powdered sugar
- 2 c. pecans chopped
- 2/3 c. cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. instant coffee granules
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees .
- Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder.
- Whip the egg whites until frothy.
- Add vanilla.
- Slowly mix in the sugar an cocoa until everything is well combined and smooth.
- Mix in the coffee granules and pecans.
- Scoop spoonfuls of the batter onto lined baking sheets.
- Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until the tops are cracked and shiny.
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