1 cup finely chopped pecans Cooking spray 3 cups (about 12 oz.) powdered sugar 2/3 cup Ghirardelli Premium Baking Cocoa (100% unsweetened cocoa) ¼ tsp. table salt 3 large egg whites, at room temperature 2 tsp. vanilla extract 6 oz. (1 cup) Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Place pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet, and bake in preheated oven until toasted and fragrant, 6 to 8 minutes, stirring halfway through. Let cool completely, about 20 minutes. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper; lightly coat parchment with cooking spray.
- Sift together powdered sugar, Ghirardelli Premium Baking Cocoa, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk egg whites in a separate bowl until frothy (about 1 1/2 minutes). Stir egg whites and vanilla into powdered sugar mixture. (Batter will be very thick.) Stir in Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate Chips and toasted pecans until well combined.
- Using a 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop (about 2 tablespoons), scoop dough, and place 3 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
- Bake in preheated oven until tops are shiny and cracked, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes; transfer to wire racks, and cool completely, about 15 minutes.