These rich, nutty cookies will easily nip the strongest of chocolate cravings in the bud. And they're low in POINTS values to boot!
Unsalted pecan halves
1 egg white(s), large
Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Place pecans on a cookie sheet; bake until nuts begin to brown and are fragrant, about 5 minutes. Remove; set aside.
- Combine sugar and butters in a medium bowl. Beat on medium speed with an electric mixer until soft. Add egg white and vanilla; beat until combined, scraping mixture off sides of bowl as needed.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together cocoa, flour and baking powder. Add to butter mixture; beat to combine.
- Drop dough by even teaspoonfuls, about 1 inch apart, onto 3 ungreased cookie sheets. Place 1 pecan half on top of each cookie. Bake for 12 minutes; remove from oven and allow to cool on pan for 5 minutes. Remove cookies with spatula to a rack to cool completely. Yields 2 cookies per serving.