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Chocolate Butter Pecan Sandwich Cookies

Category: Cookies

 Ingredients List

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  • For the brown butter pecan filling
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup toasted, cooled pecans
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • For the chocolate pecan cookies
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup toasted, cooled, and finely chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt



For the filling, you must first brown the butter. Put it in a small saucepan over medium heat. Allow it to melt and then continue to cook it, stirring occasionally, until it starts to turn an amber color and smell nutty. Remove it from the heat and then pour it into a small bowl.
In a food processor, combine the brown butter, pecans, powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt. Pulse until a smooth puree forms, scraping down the sides as necessary. Store in the fridge until the cookies are ready.
For the cookie dough, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda in a bowl.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in the egg and beat on low speed until incorporated. Scrape down the bowl and mix in the pecans, vanilla, and salt, mixing until just combined.
Add in the dry ingredients in 3 additions, and mix on low speed until just combined. Remove from the mixer, cover with saran wrap, and chill the cookie dough in the fridge for 1 hour or more.
When the cookies are ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375. Scoop the cookie dough into 2 tsp-sized scoops (a small cookie scoop) and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet, about an inch apart. Press them flat so that they are about 1/4-inch thick. Bake the cookies, one pan at a time, for 7 minutes. Allow to cool on the sheets for 10 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.
To make the sandwiches, spread about 2 tsp of filling onto the flat side of a cookie and top it with a second cookie, pressing gently. Repeat with remaining cookies.

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