Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 20: White Chocolate Chunk and Pecan Cookies

Matt got to use his Spanish on a couple of people today. The first was a lady, I don't really know the details about her since I don't speak spanish. The next place we actually went to 3 days ago but his brother in law answered the door and we gave the cookies to his sister who lives next door since she was there. Kinda confusing. But we figured we'd go by today and visit this guy since we didn't get to last time. Then the last people were a couple who have been living at their place for about 30 years. It seems like a lot of the "old timers," not neccessarily in age..but that they've been here a long time, have been here 30 years. I wonder what happened 30 years ago that they all moved in and have stayed. We took a walk today and a car pulled over and at first we weren't sure who it was but he rolled down his window and we looked in and it was a neighbor who goes to our church. He said he got our cookies and that his son really liked them and he had just got a 'thank u' card for us. I thought i'd throw that in since it was really nice of him.
Alright, usually i'm not a big fan of white chocolate. But I really liked these cookies. Even Matt who doesn't like pecans ate a cookie. I even saw him in the kitchen a few min. later having another. That's one thing I like about this whole cookie ordeal; I get to make cookies I normally wouldn't since Matt doesn't like coconut and he doesn't like nuts or oatmeal in cookies. And I love all of those things and now I get to make them. However, he says he doesn't like oatmeal in cookies but he's loved the cookies I made so far that have (a lot) of oatmeal in them. So maybe he really does like oatmeal in cookies but just hasn't come to accept the fact.

White Chocolate Chunk and Pecan Cookies

2 3/4 c. all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 t. baking powder
pinch of salt
1 c. packed light brown sugar
1/2 c. superfine sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla extract
1 c. pecans, coarse chopped
8 oz. white chocolate, coarse chopped

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. In a large bowl mix together the sugars and butter until well blended. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until fluffy. Add the flour, pecans and white chocolate and mix together with a spoon until combined.
Drop rounded tablespoons of the mixture onto the greased baking sheets spaced about 2 in. apart. Bake for 20 min. until golden brown. Transfer to a flat surface to cool. Once completely cool, store in an airtight container.
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