Wednesday, April 29, 2009

White Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies

My oldest daughter and I are kindred souls when it comes to cookies. We like cookies with white chocolate in them, My youngest daughter and my husband will pretty much eat any kind of cookie, simply because it's a cookie.

This is a basic cookie dough recipe and so very simple. This dough can be used to make drop cookies immediately, OR it can be refrigerated or frozen in logs of dough, ready to slice and bake whenever you have the craving for something sweet.




2 sticks melted butter
1 Cup sugar
¾ Cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer, beat melted butter and sugars until thoroughly combined. Slowly beat in eggs and vanilla until well blended. Place dry ingredients into a large bowl; stir to combine then add slowly to wet ingredients. Fold in the chips and the nuts. With a cookie scoop or teaspoon, spoon the dough onto a cookie sheet lined with either parchment paper or a silpat. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until edges just start to brown. Let cool on cookie sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.


Who wouldn't think you're sweet for making these sweets?

58 comments:

JodieMo said...

These look delicious. Have I ever told you that cookies are my weakness?

A. and M. said...

Simple and no comments, choccolate chips and pecan is my favorite..
GRAZIE for the idea

Mary at My New 30 said...

Ooooooo those look delicious! I would definitely had trouble not eating a half dozen of these!!

gigi said...

I think you are sweet no matter what you cook! I love anything with pecans
it it so I know they are good!

Cathy said...

White chocolate is probably my least favourite - but the idea of any chocolate with pecans is amazing :) Granted...I am like your husband and daughter - I won't pass up a cookie.

Natashya said...

Mmm, I love pecans. Yum!

April said...

Yum, these look really good!!

sherri said...

I think you should mail a batch to your 8th commenter!

Hey! Lucky me! I'm number 8!

Mary said...

Oh, my but these look good! I love pecan "anything."

Marjie said...

My kids always thought I was a terrible person for never making cookies. I knew that I'd need more cookies than a human can possibly contemplate solo, just in order to have a few left in an hour. So when my girls got old enough, they started making cookies on weekend mornings, and soon discovered that tripling the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip package gave them enough to last the afternoon.

So, I'd like some of your cookies, only not if I have to make them.

jenjen said...

Hi Katherine!

Yummy cookies!!! I love that you can make the dough and refrigerate it to make in small batches.

Thanks. I hope you have a wonderful day!

XOXO
Jen

Sophie said...

I know allready that you are a sweetie, Katherine!!
haha! These cookies look adorable & so lovely!
Yummie dessert, my foodie friend!

Dawn said...

white chocolate goes so well with salty pecans.
these look good. wait till you see what I've done with white chocolate on my blog....or maybe not LOL

Peter M said...

Oh yes, peacans are cheap for you folks down there. I love them and white chocolate chips can't hurt either!

Charlotte said...

A tin of those would be nice to give as Christmas gifts.

Pam said...

These look delicious Katherine. I just happen to halve white chocolate chips and pecans in my cupboard. I know what I'll be making.

Treehouse Chef said...

yum!!!!!!!! I will be making these for my Derby party. Thanks!

Prue Barrett said...

I am making them TODAY! Thanks.

Sweta said...

I've never made cookies after baking class in school-this sounds easy :)

5 Star Foodie said...

White chocolate chips and pecans sounds like a excellent combination for cookies! Yum!

Elra said...

Katherine, your white chocolate chip and pecan cookies look insanely good. Yummy!

Pearl said...

ooh i bet your daughters and hubby are happy!

The Blonde Duck said...

Please adopt me. Immediately. And bake me some of these!

buffalodick said...

Looks fantastic! I made one up for a recital once, with Macadamia nuts, dried pineapple, white chocolate, and coconut- named it "The Diva Cookie" after my son's ex-girlfriend- who was the featured singer!

Justin Schwartz said...

i love white chocolate and nuts in anything...

teresa said...

YUMMMM, I'm a cookie fanatic too, these look marvelous!

HEATHER said...

Oh these sound delish!! And the very worst part of it all is that I have EVERY single ingredient in my kitchen RIGHT NOW!! ACKK!!!!
;-)

Lynda said...

Oh my, these look delish and I hear them calling my name!
I'm trying to resist cookie baking for awhile, but my daughter and I are both the cookie munhcers in our house, so it's only a matter of time before one of gets "weak"!

tamilyn said...

Heavens to Besty! Those look stupendous! I will definitely be making these in the near future. Thanks Katherine :)

Reeni♥ said...

I love white chocolate chip cookies!! These look so soft and yummy! You sweetie, you!

onlinepastrychef said...

How great to have some logs of this dough at the ready for slice and bake instant gratification at 11pm!

Kristen said...

I love white chocolate too, these look lovely

doggybloggy said...

so many recipes with white chocolate lately - these look good - real good!

Cathy said...

These look great Katherine! My hubs (who eats white chocolate but not dark) will love them, and so will the rest of us!

Kathy said...

Yummmmm... these are my favorite!!!

lisaiscooking said...

Your cookies look so great. White chocolate and pecans are my favorites for cookies!

Pam said...

It's funny, but I don't care that much for white chocolate, except in cookies. I adore it in cookies.

kimmiekat said...

Looks delicious.

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

I want to make these right now! they look like the perfect combination of sweet and salty.

Juliana said...

These cookies look delicious...very tempting.

Claudia said...

Oh do these look scrumptious! I made some chocolate chip cookies today - it suited the day and desperately wanted to add pecans - but my daughter doesn't love nuts in her cookies. Of course, then she wouldn't at any and I would have them all to myself. Love your combination!

Calm In The Kitchen said...

I could never make these...they wouldn't be in the cookie jar 5 minutes before my little sous chefs stole and hid them around the house to eat later!

They look delicious!

Selba said...

I must try white chocolate chip someday! :)

Debbie said...

Eat them - roll in them. It would all be good.

Netts Nook said...

Chocolate is chocolate white or brown it does not matter to me. Your cookies look perfect.

Maria said...

I am always up for cookies!

burpandslurp said...

I hate chocolate chips, to be honest. But I like white chocolate ones. yup, food snobs will look down on me because they're not "real" chocolate, but I don't care!
Oh, and thank you so much for the award, Katherine!

Debbie said...

Katherine that just look so good! I can eat cookies anytime of the day....

Steph said...

I can't beleive I haven't baked a white chocolate chip cookie yet! I love how your cookies look thin yet chewy.. that is always my favourite cookie texture

Greg C said...

OMG those look great. I bet you could mail something like that. Hint hint.

Cheryl said...

Man those sound good, I love pecans in cookies, coupled with white chocolate, YUM!

Andrea said...

MMMMMMMmmmm...these look the cookies of my childhood! So delicious!!! :)

Bunny said...

Beautiful cookies, I love cookies like this!

Bridgett said...

Cookies need their own food group. I could easily eat a few of these! This is a perfect recipe.

phanitha said...

these look delicious...

Kathy said...

I left an award for you on my blog! Have a great day!!!

Chef E said...

How did I miss these, I need to check, you must be off my feed...I just realize a few others are off as well, so I am missing out on these amazing cookies, and your other goodies on here!

I just made some lemon with white chocolate that turned out good, crunchy, and I like gooey, but they were still eaten!

A mon avis... said...

So it's WAY past the time you posted this, but I just found the recipe while searching for a white chocolate and pecan cookie. They are in the oven now! And if the dough that I ate from the bowl is any indication, they are going to be fantastic! Thank you!