Pecan and Chocolate Honeycomb Cookies

December 23, 2014

There is something about Christmas that calls for biscuits or cookies. There is nothing nicer than sitting down for a cup of tea in the afternoon with a selection of sweet things, Christmas cake, mince pies and a selection of biscuits. The biscuits need to be decadent, smart selections or fancy homemade biscuits like cranberry and white chocolate cookies. It is a lovely way to spend a bit more time with the family and usually after tea the board games come out. These do get a bit competitive but are great fun.

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Recently The Happy Egg Company asked me to join their #happyeggtastemakers team which means I get to hear all their latest news. They sent me a lovely looking recipe for pecan and chocolate honeycomb cookies which I thought sounded perfect to make for a luxury treat.

The Happy Egg Company make free range eggs, believing that happy hens make nicer eggs. They work with the University of Bristol to find out what makes hens happy. They recently found out that hens prefer listening to classical music and playing them this increased egg production by 6%. You can download the album played to the hens in the Top of the Flocks campaign on The Happy Egg Company website. It made me smile to think of the hens running around listening to music.

pecan and chocolate honeycomb cookiesBack to the biscuits, they were very tasty with the inclusion of pecan nuts and chocolate honeycomb pieces. They did not look very elegant when I made them, they are the type of biscuit that spread out filling all available space when cooked. I had mine a little too close together which made for some odd shapes. Next time I will space them out more. The shape did not matter as they were delicious and did not last long. They were perfect with an afternoon cup of tea.

pecan and chocolate honeycomb biscuitsThey are also really easy to make, my son got involved helping me. Admittedly some of the chocolate honeycomb ended up in his mouth rather than in the cookies but there was still plenty left to make the cookies. Baking together is fun, although it can get a little messy and the whole family can enjoy the finished product.

Pecan and chocolate honeycomb cookies

Pecan and chocolate honeycomb cookies

Cook Time 12 mins
Servings 18

Ingredients
  

  • 25 g 4.5oz butter, softened
  • 200 g 7oz soft light brown sugar
  • 3 The Happy Egg Co. eggs
  • 150 g 5oz plain flour
  • * 2.5ml ½ tsp baking powder
  • 50 g 2oz plain chocolate, cut into chunks
  • 75 g 3oz pecan nuts, roughly broken
  • 2 honeycomb chocolate bars e.g. crunchie bars roughly chopped
  • extra pecan nuts and honeycomb chocolate pieces for decorating

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl mix together butter, sugar, eggs, flour and baking powder. Add the chopped chocolate, pecans and honeycomb, mix until thoroughly combined. Cover with clingfilm and chill for 30-60 minutes until firm.
  • Preheat the oven to 180˚C / 350˚F / Gas mark . Line 4 baking trays with non-stick baking parchment.
  • Place a dessertspoon of the cookie mixture on to the baking trays, leaving plenty of space between each biscuit as they will spread – cook about 4 cookies per tray. Put the mixture back in the fridge between each baking batch.
  • Bake for about 12 minutes until just starting to brown on the edges – the cookies should be slightly crunchy on the edges, and soft and spongy in the middle.
  • Remove from the oven and while still warm carefully push extra pieces of pecan nut and honeycomb into each cookie.
  • Let the cookies cool and when cool either eat them or store in an air tight container.

Credit: This delicious recipe was made using happy eggs. The Happy Egg Co. are committed to providing the highest possible standard of welfare for their hens, with the belief that happier hens lay tastier eggs. For more mouth-watering recipes, visit www.thehappyegg.co.uk

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2 responses to “Pecan and Chocolate Honeycomb Cookies”

  1. Honest mum says:

    Hey look epic Alison! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays, Merry Christmas x

  2. Pecans are my favourite nut and they go so well in baked goods.

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