Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookie

This recipe goes for Foodelicious ongoing event 'Only' Cooking with Chocolate. Eagerly waiting for the roundup and feed my chocolate cravings hereon by trying the recipes from there! Hope my doctor's appointment is done by then and I have passed on my scores (A1C, LDL, HDL and what not!) with flying colors - come on, final exams as a kid were easier compared to the annual physical. :( I am diverting yet again! :)

So here goes the recipe..I am going to cheat a bit as I don't have a pic of my own cookie! I will not disappoint you on the visual treat from reading blog-posts...there is one nature-click and one related to the post but of a store-bought cookie that I almost 'mauled'! :) Read on..

Zoe's Kitchen, Fairfax, VA - love their jumbo chocolate chip cookie - how guilty I felt after finishing it ALL off! :)

Makes 15 cookies

1/2 cup Butter (that is, 1 stick butter)

1/2 cup White Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
3/4 teaspoons Baking powder

1 Egg
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup pecan nuts chopped

Tip - As with all baking, keep the dry and wet ingredients separate from each other till ready to give the final toss.

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Shift together the flour, salt, and baking powder and keep aside.
  • Combine the butter, sugar, and brown sugar and beat the mixture until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg.
  • Add the vanilla essence. I usually hand-mix but you can use a mixer for the same as well which is much more convenient.
  • Add the flour mixture little at a time and just fold till the mixture is uniform.
  • Add the chocolate chips and chopped pecan nuts towards the end and fold.
  • Chill the dough.
  • Scoop onto parchment-lined baking sheets with adequate distance between the cookies since the biscuit spreads out.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until the cookies are golden brown and chewy.
  • Cool and store in an airtight-container or ziploc bag.

This is always a hit with kids who can never have enough of chocolate chip cookies! Further the house smells divine when you bake it - the warm whiff of chocolatey air..sniff sniff! :)

If you have a recipe that never fails with pleasing the kids, please let me know - would love to hear more about it.

Beautiful sunset - drive back home. The sun just dipped as I scrambled for the camera!


Priya said...

Scrumptious cookies.

notyet100 said...

I have to bake some of these ,,look yum,,

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

pecan and chocolate, what not to like...
love the last click...

Pari said...

Thanks Pragyan, for linking the cookies to ONLY event, even I'm eagerly waiting for the round up.



Pragyan said...

@Priya - Thanks, dear!

@Notyet100 - Look fwd to hear how they turned out!

@Somoo - Well said! Exactly! :)

@Pati - You are welcome. You have a lovely event!