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Chocolate and Whiskey Pecan Cookies

Recipe By Dia S.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cooking Time

10 Minutes

Recipe By Dia S.

A salty, smoky, and sweet topping add to the robust flavors of this whiskey infused cookie.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with coffee or a tall glass of milk.


For whiskey pecans:

2 cups pecans

0.5 cups whiskey

For topping:

For cookie dough:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

0.75 cups brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. whiskey

1 tsp. Natural Maple Extract or Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract

2.5 cups flour

0.5 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1 (10 oz.) bag dark chocolate morsels

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract

    Madagascar Vanilla Extract is the classic, smooth vanilla flavor that immediately comes to mind when people think of vanilla. As with all our vanil...

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  • Whiskey Barrel Smoked Sugar

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  • Whiskey Barrel & Hickory Smoked Salt

    Cold smoked in-house with hickory and whiskey barrels, this artisan salt has a subtle smoky flavor and woody aroma. For maximum flavor, use as a fi...

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  • Natural Maple Extract

    Our Natural Maple Extract is perfect for adding the sweet, yet savory, flavor of maple to many types of dishes. As with our other extracts, this pr...

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For whiskey pecans: In a dry skillet or toaster oven- lightly toast pecans. Let cool and coarsely chop. Place pecans in a small bowl and add 1/2 cup whiskey. Cover and let sit at least 1 hour in a cool place.

For topping: In a small bowl combine the sugar and salt. Set aside.

For cookie dough: In a large bowl cream the butter and both sugars until fluffy. Add eggs, whiskey, and extract. Blend to combine. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add dry mixture to butter and sugar mixture, stir to combine. Fold in chocolate morsels and whiskey pecans. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Scoop 1 1/2 Tbsp. of dough and form into balls. Place dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet, spaced about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with sugar and salt topping. Lightly press down the top of each ball with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 mins. or until just golden brown at the edges. Let cool on trays for 5 mins. before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.