Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
These are BIG FAT COOKIES! The lack of egg in this recipe gives the cookies a different texture than most chocolate chip cookies; they are slightly more crispy and less "gooey." It occurs to me that they really remind me of Chips Ahoy cookies, or other commercially produced chocolate chip cookies (maybe McDonald's cookies? I can't tell, but they definitely evoke something I've had before.) :-) Yum!
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter
- 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour, plus
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1⁄8 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 cup chunky chocolate piece
- 1⁄4 cup pecan halves, salted,roasted
- Preheat oven to 300F degrees.
- Beat butter and sugar in bowl of heavy-duty electric mixer until light and creamy.
- Beat in vanilla.
- Add flour and baking powder; beat just until mixed.
- Stir in chocolate pieces and pecans.
- Dough will be firm.
- Shape into 6 or 7 lemon-sized balls.
- Arrange 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
- Using palm of hand, flatten each cookie to 1/2-inch thickness.
- Bake cookies until faintly browned at edges, about 45 minutes.
- (The cookies are so big that they require a long baking time.) Remove from oven; let cool on wire rack.
I like this recipe because it doesn't call for eggs. Instead of adding pecans, I tried shredded coconut instead...my boyfriend loved it. And they really do take 45 minutes to cook...but it's worth the wait.
We made 15 smaller cookies, increased the oven temperature to 350 and decreased the baking time to20 minutes...... and they were gone before they even had a chance to cool:)
These are easy to make, simple, yummy buttery cookies!
the directions were wonderful and they baked out nice and toasty on the crust and warm on the inside. I was surprised how simple and nice they came out wihout using eggs. I think the important part is to get the butter at room temp.
Thanks for the recipe! God bless