Chewy Chocolate Pecan Cookies
- 8 ounces chopped pecans
- 2 3/4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup Dutch processed cocoa
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 -- egg whites
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Place sugar, cocoa and salt in a mixer bowl and stir together.
Beat in egg whites, one at a time, scraping bowl.
Beat in vanilla and continue beating at high speed for 1 minute.
Stir in pecans. Batter should be very stiff.
Cool batter in refrigerator for about 2 hours.
Drop by Tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets lined with non-stick aluminum foil, leaving about 2 inches between cookies.
Bake 1 sheet at a time for 10-12 minutes.
Allow cookies to cool completely before removing them from foil.
Makes about 40 cookies.
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