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
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.