Chocolate Pecan Skor Cookies

20 Feb 2012

Chocolate pecan skor cookies

Verdict: These cookies win friends and influence people: chewy, yet crispy around-the-edges texture, with the unique combination of chocolate, nuts and toffee bits. This is my favourite cookie recipe of all time.

I happened on this recipe years ago, while I was perusing a beauty blog. The site featured an exchange of family recipes. I’ve since lost the link (no amount of Googling has turned it up), but I can tell you that I’ve made this recipe so many times that it has, in my opinion, reached the point of perfection. (You know it’s good when people confess it’s better than the home baked cookies of their childhood.)

Skor toffee bitsSkor toffee bits that will bake to become at soft, chewy and slightly crispy.

I’ve tried making these cookies a number of different ways, such as increasing the chocolate and Skor pieces, and experimenting with different kinds of nuts. The recipe presented here is the one that I’ve found to create the best results. The dough freezes very well so you can always have them on hand. I’d be okay if this were the only cookie recipe I had for the rest of my life. Just saying.

Chocolate chunks, pecans and almondsChopped chocolate chunks, toasted pecans and almonds.

Since the ingredients are perfectly balanced, I recently compared two baking methods: (1) the rounded tablespoon and (2) the cookie log method.

Cookie log vs rounded tablespoon

Rounded Tablespoon Cookie Method

To make cookies by rounded tablespoon, take your tablespoon, fill it with cookie dough, and invert onto the baking sheet. I find desserts more enjoyable when they’re on a smaller scale so I loved the small and chewy cookies that are created by using this method.

Rounded tablespoon skor cookies

Cookie Log Method

To make the cookie log, place a big dollop (about 2 cups) of dough onto a sheet of wax paper. Use the wax paper to shape and form the dough into a log. I like about 4 -5 cm diameter logs. Chill for 10 – 30 minutes. When you’re ready to bake, simply cut the log into 1.5 – 2 cm thick pieces and bake.

The cookie log method

The cookie log pieces tended to expand more, creating slightly more crispy cookies, whereas the rounded tablespoon created well formed circular cookies with a slightly more chewy centre. However, the log method takes significantly less time and requires less effort. It’s also the best method for the leftover cookie dough, given it’s the method best suited for freezing.

Chocolate Pecan Skor Cookies

3 Responses to “Chocolate Pecan Skor Cookies”

  1. Richie D February 28, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    I am one of Linh’s co-workers who doesn’t have a sweet tooth but tried this cookie and it really did kick butt!

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