Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins
Rich nutty, chocolatey, chewy cookies that resemble reindeer hooves. You may use regular sweetened condensed milk if you like, but they won't be as dark and chocolatey. Cooking time is per batch in the oven at a time. NOTE: if you are unable to find the chocolate version of sweetened condensed milk, try this recipe Chocolate Sweetened Condensed Milk - Copycat
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (chocolate flavor or regular)
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (6 oz.)
- 1 cup peanut butter chips (6 oz.)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans
- 5 dozen pecan halves
- Combine butter, milk, and both flavors of chips in a saucepan stirring constantly, heat until melted together.
- Remove from heat.
- Add vanilla, flour and chopped nuts.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Press a pecan half into each one.
- Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 5 minutes (DO NOT OVERBAKE).
- Remove to wire racks to cool.
They were chocolately without the sweetened condensed chocolate milk! Just regular was great. I did have them in the oven for 10 min.
Okay, they don't look like hooves, but who cares, they're great! I didn't have any chocolate-flavored sweetened condensed milk, and really wanted the chocolate flavor Heather promised, so I mixed a tablespoon of very intense chocolate milk powder into the milk. These are perfect washed down with a frosty glass of milk, which my daughter did. I don't drink milk, and believe a superb vintage of Diet Coke did the trick just fine.
My husband said this might be the best cookie he's ever eaten and he was so interested in the texture, that he actually wanted to know how I made them. My son loved them as well.