Monday, September 6, 2010

Chocolate pecan puddle cookies

Chocolate pecan puddle cookies / Cookies deliciosos de chocolate e pecã

Would you believe me if I told you that I made these cookies using only egg whites, cocoa, icing sugar and pecans?

I must confess that I doubted Aimée’s post at first – sorry, sweetie! – but since I was feeling pretty fearless I decided to see it for myself. And wow – these are so good! Sinfully delicious!

Now it’s your turn to be fearless and make these cookies – just be aware that they’re very addictive. :)

Chocolate pecan puddle cookies

3 cups (330g) pecans
4 cups (560g) icing sugar
2/3 cup (60g) cocoa
¼ teaspoon salt
4 large egg whites
1 tablespoon good vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F; line two large baking sheets with baking paper.
Toast your pecans, cool them and roughly chop them.
In a large bowl, sift together the icing sugar, cocoa and salt. Add the nuts, then stir in the egg whites and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
Drop the batter in small mounds (about 1 tablespoon each) onto prepared pans, spacing them well away from each other.
Bake for 9-11 minutes – they will spread, puff, crack on top, get glossy and then turn matte. Slide the cookies on the parchment off the sheet onto a cooling rack and let them cool.

Makes three dozen 5cm (2in) cookies – I halved the recipe, used 1 leveled tablespoon of dough per cookie and got 24


pam said...

My daughter wants try homemade mayo, which uses yolks. I was hesitating because of the wasted whites - no more!!!

alice said...

I currently have 35 egg whites to use up, having made several batches of ice cream for our restaurant.

Now I think maybe I only have 31 left. Phew. Thank goodness for delicious looking recipes like this.

Priya Suresh said...

Cute looking cookies..absolutely delicious..

Finla said...

I love the name, yet another recipe that i am bookmarking.

Nanami95 said...

What do you use to make so white background?

Katie said...

I have tried something similar to these myself a few years ago, they puffed up and had no bottom/base but these look divine! Love the nuts for added texture. I'm always on the look out for recipes using egg whites

Bakericious said...

this is absolutely delicious, I can pop in many at one go!

Adriana said...

I love puddle cookies! Yours look delicious; I love the thickness you got!

Satya said...

wow cookies looks awesome


Serena@TentarNonNuoce said...

the cookies look awsome!!!
but i really love the daisy in the background too!!! :) you're great Pat :) have a nice... day? or whatever it is over there :D (here it's 6.41 pm :) )


Torviewtoronto said...

beautiful delicious cookies

diva said...

wow these sure live up to their name. Decadent cookies!

Abby said...

Chocolate and pecans - doesn't get much better than that! They look amazing.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

I've come across a similar recipe before and did a double take at the ingredients. Glad you made these and reminded me, cause they look so darn tasty.

Sakorarox said...

mmmm...I'm definitely going to have to make this!

Beata said...

it looks great! it must be delicious!
Beata from

Paula said...

Patricia, these cookies looks really delicious!

Taz said...

whoa, these looks amazing. I think my mouth is watering! These are definitely going to to my "things to do with egg whites" list.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Pam, give these a go, they're wonderful!

Alice, wow! 35 egg whites? :)
I hope you like these cookies!

Priya, thank you!

Happy Cook, I hope you give it a try. Thanks!

Nanami, it's a large piece of white paper.

Katie, my coworkers became addicted to these! :)

Jess, hahaha, I'm glad you like them! :)

Adriana, thank you!

Satya, thank you!

Sere, my dear, you are far too sweet! Thank you! :)

Torview..., thank you!

Diva, tks for stopping by!

Abby, I'm a sucker for all things pecan. :)
Thank you, sweetie!

Xiaolu, these were a hit at work. :)

Zahra, thank you for stopping by!

Beata, thank you for visiting!

Paula, thank you, darling!

Taz, I hope you try these, my coworkers loved them!

naomi said...

I definitely have to try this now. Those cookies look amazing.

I now know have something else I can do with egg whites after making custards and ice and creams.

Zeefer said...

Hi, we made a half a batch of these cookies, and we think they're really great. We used 460g of sugar instead of 560g of sugar.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Zeefer, that is great news! Tks for letting me know and for sharing it with the readers!

Heidi - Apples Under My Bed said...

These are right up my alley! So much to bake, so little time! hehe
Heidi xo

ALittleBite said...

The cookies look delicious!
Just a question, do you have to whip the egg whites? Or do you just mix them in?

ALittleBite said...

The cookies look delicious!
Just a question, do you have to whip the egg whites? Or do you just mix them in?

Patricia Scarpin said...

Heidi, tks! Let me know if you try them!

A Little Bite, no whipping - just add the whites directly.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I really want to try these cookies. Thanks for posting the recipe! But is it possible to substitute with granulated/organic white sugar? If so, do you know the measurements that needs to be adjusted? Thanks in advance!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hi, Anonymous, in this recipe, unfortunately, you must use powdered/icing sugar.

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