Seriously Chocolate Pecan Cookies Recipe

Seriously Chocolate Pecan Cookies Recipe

[Photograph: Leo Gong]

Does it get better than a simple chocolate cookie? It will if you add pecans, like they do in The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking.

Reprinted with permission from The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking by Peter Reinhart & Denene Wallace. Copyright © 2012. Published by 10 Speed Press. Available wherever books are sold. All rights reserved.

  • Yield:makes 2 dozen (24) cookies
  • Active time: 15 minutes
  • Total time:40 minutes


  • 2 cups (227g) pecan flour
  • 1 cup (113g) almond flour
  • 2 cups Splenda or Stevia Extract in the Raw, or 1 cup New Roots Stevia Sugar
  • 3/4 cup (64g) unsweetened cocoa powder, natural or Dutch-process
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (50g) pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup (57g) salted butter or margarine, melted
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia


  1. 1.

    Position 2 oven racks in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Mist 2 baking sheets with spray oil, or line them with parchment paper or silicone mats and then mist the surfaces with spray oil.

  2. 2.

    In a medium bowl, combine the pecan flour, almond flour, Splenda, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt and whisk until well mixed. Stir in the pecans. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, butter, vanilla, and liquid stevia together until thoroughly blended. Add the flour mixture and stir with a large spoon for about 2 minutes to make a thick, sticky batter (see page 27).

  3. 3.

    Drop the dough onto the prepared pans, using about 1 heaping tablespoon of dough per cookie and spacing them about 3 inches apart.

  4. 4.

    Bake for 8 minutes, then rotate the pans and switch racks and bake for 6 to 8 minutes, until the cookies are firm to the touch and crispy.

  5. 5.

    Immediately transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.