Prize Winning Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies Recipe
These soft Chocolate chip cookies have an added hidden pecan flavor since the pecans are crushed into the dough and will delight who you serve.
Mix until creamy with mixer on high speed:
1 cup butter flavor Crisco (European residents use Butter)
1/2 cup granulated or caster sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla flavoring (for best results don't use artificial flavoring)
2 medium or large eggs
Stir in remaining ingredients:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 heaping tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt (optional)
Stir in the final ingredients:
1 cup shelled, chopped pecans (after they are chopped, place between 2 pieces of waxed paper and use a marble rolling pin to crush into a finer crumb mixture. )
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips (They MUST be semi sweet)
Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased AIRBAKE cookie sheet for approximately 8 minutes or until the cookie is cooked throughout. To test them, try to slide a cookie off the sheet easily, if it does not move, its not done yet. Do not overcook, as these cookies harden as they cool.
Cool on the pan for about 5 minutes then move to a cooling rack to finish cooling.