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Jan 022016
 

Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Well, it’s another year gone by and I know some of you made resolutions about losing just a little of that weight we’ve all gained since Thanksgiving. Husband is moaning about getting fat and it’s all my fault but I’m not the one who made him go back for seconds and then top it off with dessert.

I am going to give the sweet treats a little break for awhile after I share this one. My daughter sent me the recipe for these wonderfully rich cookies and of course I couldn’t leave well enough alone, just had to alter and add to it a little bit, especially the pecans!

Coffee?  No..Milk! Milk?     No..Coffee!

Coffee? No..Milk!
Milk? No..Coffee!

 

5.0 from 2 reviews
Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Cookies
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teas vanilla
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup bourbon
  • ½ teas baking soda
  • ½ teas salt
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, or any favorite nuts of your choice
Instructions
  1. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the cocoa powder and vanilla.
  3. Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each; stir in bourbon.
  4. Sift together the baking soda, salt and flour and stir into the mixture.
  5. Fold in the nuts.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet, 2 inches apart and bake in a 375 oven for about 12 minutes or until set.
  7. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Hope your New Year’s started off well and continues throughout the year. As for us, we had an outside fire in our pot belly stove on our back porch New Year’s Eve and enjoyed our neighbors putting of firecrackers in the distance. Of course, we brought in the new year with some homemade cornbread smothered with fresh cooked black eyed peas to bring us luck to which it did already. Husband won $130 dollars last night on a lotto ticket. One more number and it would have been, pack up our home because we’re movin’ out of Dodge……………………Enjoy!

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Blueberry Biscuit Cookies Fresh From Florida

This month is fresh blueberry season here in Florida and although, up here in north Florida, our berries are just now starting to develop and they don’t usually become pickable for us until the end of May and possibly the beginning of June depending on what kind of winter we have encountered!
Kenny and I have talked about moving farther up north and to tell you the truth, the fact that I can have two gardens a year and get almost any kind of fresh produce year round is one of my reasons to stay put, I’m just so spoiled. Our local produce stands and grocery stores give us plenty of fresh fruits and veggies if I do not have them growing in my garden and because they don’t have to be shipped from long distances, the prices are always modest, giving us an abundance of goodies to choose from. This year for example, the blackberries blooming in our yard are in full force more than I have ever seen and if they mature as good as they look, I will be making jams and cobblers out the ying-yang!

Blueberry..coming soon!

Blueberry..coming soon!

Although we have a lot of blueberry bushes on the property and they produce sweet berries, because they are wild they have a lot of seeds hidden inside making them more of the variety of crunchy blueberries which will raise havoc on the old toothers, ha ha! Thank God we have several blueberry patches nearby where we can go and pick our own, minus the seeds :) We also have a wonderful Blueberry Festival just a couple of miles from where we live where they have all kind of different blueberry treats for you to try, talk about blueberry heaven, you’re there!
The Florida Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services offers many different recipes for us to try and when I spied a recipe for Blueberry Biscuit Cookies, I was hooked; a simple recipe made with biscuit mix, honey, blueberries and pecans, so everything I have to use is locally harvested, well, except for the biscuit mix which I can make myself so I guess you can say, all LOCAL. We have a neighbor who makes fresh honey and pecans are also native to north Florida because our climate is a lot like Georgia, the Pecan State, and our neighbor also has them!
Can you feel my enthusiasm for baking these little gems yet?

 

Ready for the oven.

Ready for the oven.

 

Ready for a tall cold glass of milk!

Ready for a tall cold glass of milk!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blueberry Biscuit Cookie Recipe:
2 cups biscuit mix
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup chopped pecans
2 tbsp low-fat milk
1/2 cup honey, divided (I used Gallberry honey)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients except honey in a large mixing bowl.
Add enough honey to make a stiff cookie dough. *See note below
Place tablespoonfuls of dough onto a greased cookie sheet about 2-inches apart.
Bake until edges start to turn golden, about 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and drizzle with remaining honey; return to oven for an additional 5 minutes and serve immediately. **See note again

*Note: It took almost all of the called for honey to make a stiff dough, so I had to use a little extra when it came to the drizzle part.
**Note: I advise to wait at least a few minutes before munching into these little wonders as the berries are extremely hot and the honey comes in a close second, take caution!

Well I hope you enjoy these as much as we did, almost didn’t have enough to take a picture as we were both munching down. Kenny is going to have some tonight with his homemade ice cream, YUM, maybe I’ll join him…..

I do wish you would let me know what Fresh Florida Fruits you use in your recipes and if you love Blue Berries as much as we do. Don’t forget to follow Fresh From Florida on Facebook and Fresh From Florida on Twitter so you don’t miss out on all the delicious  recipes they have to offer.

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