My daughter and I have been binging the show, Hart of Dixie, this summer. It was originally on the CW from 2011-2015, but has been brought back to life by Netflix. The general premise is that a New York doctor, played by Rachel Bilson, ends up as a GP in a very small Alabama town. As you can imagine chaos and love ensue. What does that have to do with cookies, you may ask? Well, we just finished the series, all 70 something episodes and we had so much fun watching this silly show together that I figured it deserved a cookie. Honestly, it was less about the show and more about the time we spent snuggling on the couch or in my bed WAY after bedtime that was so special. I tried to come up with a southern style cookie and ended up with this buttery, brown sugar filled pecan cookie with a bit of chocolate thrown in for good measure.
Pecan Lace Cookies
- 1&1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups dark brown sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1&1/2 cups pecan pieces or halves
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet but dark or milk chocolate would also be delicious)
What to do…
- Combine dry ingredients (flour, salt and baking soda) in a bowl and set aside.
- Beat brown sugar, butter and vanilla until fluffy.
- Add eggs.
- Add dry ingredients to the sugar and butter and mix on low until just combined.
- Stir in pecans and chocolate chips.
- Place the cookie dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
- In the meantime, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Once the dough is chilled, scoop out teaspoon sized scoops and roll into balls.
- Place six dough balls on each cookie sheet. These cookies will spread and run into each other if you have more on the cookie sheets.
- Bake for 7-8 minutes.
- Let cool almost completely on the cookie sheets. Transfer to a wire rack to cool the rest of the way.