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Chocolate-Pecan Thins

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
27 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
12 min
Serves
18
Difficulty
Moderate
These rich, nutty cookies will easily nip the strongest of chocolate cravings in the bud. And they're low in PointsPlus values to boot!

Ingredients

Unsalted pecan halves

¾ halves

Sugar

½ cup(s)

Salted butter

2 tbsp(s)

Apple butter

2 tbsp(s)

Egg white(s)

1 large

Vanilla extract

1 tsp(s)

Unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ cup(s)

All-purpose flour

cup(s)

Baking powder

½ tsp(s)

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together cocoa, flour and baking powder. Add to butter mixture; beat to combine.
  4. 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.