There's nothing quite like freshly baked cookies, all chewy, warm and ever so slightly crunchy. These white chocolate and pecan cookies are no different. Taking on sugary candied pecans, creamy white chocolate and a hit of sea salt on a classic cookie recipe base, these are a real winner for anyone with a sweet tooth. And they don't take long to make either...
♥ 75g unsalted butter, room temperature
♥ 75g caster sugar
♥ 75g light brown sugar, plus 10g extra for the pecans
♥ 1 tsp vanilla essence
♥ 1 large free range egg
♥ 175g self raising flour
♥ 50g white chocolate, roughly chopped
♥ 10-12 pecan nuts
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees c.
Step one. Cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Step two. Add in the egg and flour until combined. Scatter in around 3/4 of the chocolate.
Step three. Spoon equal amounts of the mixture onto a lined baking tray, a few cm apart. This mix makes around 7-10 cookies.
Step four. In a small frying pan, caramelise the pecans with brown sugar for 1-2 minutes until coated and golden. Ensure they don't stick to the pan by removing immediately, but be aware they will be very hot. Poke in the remaining chocolate and pecans to the cookies.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until cooked and golden. Allow to harden for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to completely cool (if they make it that long...)
What are your favourite cookie recipes? What do you think to this combination?