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Saturday, November 14, 2009

White Chocolate Pecan Cookies

IMG_3880 Yes, I’ve been very remiss in my posting and baking the past couple weeks. But, I have good excuses that I won’t go into here. Let’s just say that this afternoon I decided I wanted something with white chocolate.
I decided to do a cookie that combined white chocolate, some cocoa flavors and pecans. This cookie baked up fairly crisp and I was hoping for a more soft and cakey texture so I’ll keep working on this one. But, I think you’ll enjoy the result especially if you like a more crisp texture to your cookies. The pecans I used were salted and toasted so they give a neat counterpoint to the white chocolate! For presentation, I melted two squares of white chocolate in the microwave and just drizzled the cookies with it.

1/2 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tblsp. cocoa powder
1 c. white chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped pecans
Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Cream butter until light. Gradually add sugar, creaming well until blended. Beat in vanilla and egg. Sift together flour, salt and soda. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, blending well. Blend in cocoa powder until well incorporated. Stir in white chocolate and pecans. Drop by level tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 12 minutes until golden. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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