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Chocolate Chipless Cookies

No mixer required for these rich and flavorful brown butter pecan cookies!


  • 1 ½ cups pecan halves or pieces (150 grams)
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter (140 grams)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar (50 grams)
  • ¾ cup packed light or dark brown sugar (160 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour (210 grams)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Coarse salt , for sprinkling (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread pecans out into a single layer on a sheet pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes until fragrant.
  • Set pecans aside to cool. If using pecan halves, give half of them a rough chop so they incorporate into the dough better.
  • Increase oven temperature to 375°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a small saucepan set over medium heat, melt the butter. Continue to cook the butter until it turns golden brown, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.
  • Pour browned butter into a large bowl and add the sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Stir with a wooden spoon until combined. Add the egg and egg yolk, stirring for 30 seconds after each. Let batter rest for about 5 minutes, then stir vigorously for about 30 second. Batter should lighten in texture and color.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the cookie batter all at once and stir until combined. Add pecans when a few streaks of dry ingredients remain and mix until incorporated.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto the prepared sheet pan. Bake until cookies turn golden around the edges but centers aren't completely set, about 9-11 minutes. (If baking larger cookies, bake for 11-13 minutes.) Let cool 5 minutes on the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Sodium: 135mg, Calcium: 30mg, Vitamin C: 1mg, Vitamin A: 329IU, Sugar: 14g, Fiber: 1g, Potassium: 93mg, Cholesterol: 92mg, Calories: 257kcal, Trans Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Fat: 16g, Protein: 5g, Carbohydrates: 25g, Iron: 1mg
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