Chocolate chip pecan cookies with bacon grease
- Chocolate chip pecan cookies... with bacon grease
- 1/2 cup bacon grease
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne
- 1 cup roasted chopped pecans
- 2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350deg. and slightly grease a cookie sheet.
Cream together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and cayenne and add to butter, sugar and egg mixture. Beat until well incorporated and then stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.
Roll dough into walnut-sized balls, place on parchment-sheet lined cookie sheets and bake for 17 minutes.
Yield: about 40 cookies
Variation: You can swap out the pecans for 1/2 cup peanut butter. Also, if you want a flatter cookie, press down on the dough ball with a fork before baking.