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Recipe for Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Balls


No holiday cookie tray is complete without something chocolate, and the following Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Balls will satisfy the most passionate chocoholic. These fabulous cookies contain a double dose of chocolate and are coated with toasted pecans.
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Don’t confuse these crisp-on-the-outside, gooey-on-the-inside baked cookies with the no-bake variety of bourbon balls; the bourbon flavor is not strong or overpowering, and it complements the luscious rich chocolate.

Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Balls are sure to become favorites – not only for the holidays, but all through the year.

5 dozen cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup bourbon whiskey
2 cups flour
6 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 egg whites, beaten with 2 tablespoons water
2 cups finely chopped pecans
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.

  2. Cream the butter and brown sugar until light; beat in the bourbon until smooth.

  3. Measure the flour, cocoa, and salt in a fine strainer and sift it over the butter mixture.

  4. Mix well; stir in the chocolate chips.

  5. Place the egg white mixture in a bowl; place the chopped pecans on a plate.

  6. Scoop tablespoon-size balls of dough; roll until smooth.

  7. Dip into the egg white mixture then roll in the pecans.

  8. Place 2" apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.

  9. Bake 13-15 minutes or until the balls are still soft but have a light crust.

  10. Remove the cookies from the oven and let sit on the baking sheet 5 minutes before transferring to cooling racks.

  11. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 weeks or freeze for longer storage.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 60
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 60% Protein 4% Carb. 31%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Sodium 57 mg
Total Carbohydrate 8 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 1 g

Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 2%


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