So, these cookies are birthed based on my two likes – chocolate chunks and pecan nuts. After knowing more about chocolates, store-bought chocolate chips are less seen in my cupboard of chocolates. I prefer dark chocolate anytime (72% preferably) and normally buy them in a block or a whole piece as compared to chips.
Ken and I love crispy cookies and when these cookies came out of the oven and then cooled, I realised this is the texture that we both desire. I also love the crunchiness of the pecan nuts, making this a to-keep in my list of favourite cookies.
Makes about 50 cookies
200g all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
125g unsalted butter, at room temperature
105g firmly packed golden brown sugar
90g caster sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
160g dark chocolate, chopped into chunks
140g Pecan nuts, chopped
140g milk chocolate chips (3/4 cup)
1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F). Line baking sheet with baking paper.
2. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar and caster sugar. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat on low speed until well blended. Slowly add the dry ingredients and beat on low speed just until incorporated. Mix in the chocolate chunks and chopped pecan nuts using spatula.
4. Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons unto the prepared baking sheet, spacing the dough 5cm apart. Bake until the bottoms and the edges are slightly browned, about 15 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely. They can last up to 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature.