Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Monday, October 12, 2015

White Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies are spectacular drop cookies bursting full of white chocolate and pecans and have become one of my favorite indulgences!

White Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Yummy buttery drop cookies that need to be in your cookie jar today!



It's time for my October installment of The Secret Recipe Club.  This month I was assigned to the blog 2 Cookin' Mamas, a collaboration between mother and daughter team, Linda and Christina.  I was so excited for this month, as last month, they were assigned my blog!  How fun is that?  Linda and Christina both share a passion for cooking and baking and like to focus on "easy and healthy recipes for busy moms (with a little indulgence here and there)."  Serious music to my ears, because that is pretty much my mission!  haha  I love that we have so much in common with our food philosophies, so I really enjoyed browsing through their recipe index.  

So much goodness to choose from!  With recipes like Chicken Asiago in Cream Sauce and Breakfast Kolaches I wasn't sure what I wanted to make first!  I eventually narrowed in on a cookie recipe, because my husband had a taste for some homemade cookies. I actually let HIM choose the recipe he wanted me to make. After a long hard look, he settled on White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies. Only there was one problem...I didn't have any Macadamia nuts on hand.  That's when he suggested I swap out the Macadamias for pecans.  And you know what?  Perfect swap! 

White Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Yummy buttery drop cookies that need to be in your cookie jar today!

These cookies are perfection!  Soft and chewy from the oven...I ate more than I probably should have.  I couldn't help myself!  They are so good!  My husband was in homemade cookie heaven. 

The holiday cookie baking season will be here before we know it, and these cookies will be going on my cookie menu this year!  Thank you ladies for such a great recipe!  Chicken Asiago in Cream Sauce is on my menu for next week, and I can't wait! 

White Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Yummy buttery drop cookies that need to be in your cookie jar today!

White Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Adapted from 2 Cookin' Mamas
White Chocolate Pecan Cookies
Buttery cookies brimming with white chocolate pieces and pecans

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 8 oz. white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment or use a silpat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the butter and the shortening with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add in the sugars and beat until completely incorporated. Add in the egg and the vanilla and continue to beat until the mixture is very light and fluffy.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt with a whisk. Slowly add to butter mixture and mix until fully incorporated. Stir in white chocolate chips and pecans.
  4. Drop onto prepared cookie sheets using a cookie scoop or by rounded TBS and space about 2" apart. Bake for 8 -10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container or freeze to eat later.
Yield: 3 doz. cookies
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Total time: 20 mins.
Tags: cookies, dessert, chocolate, white chocolate, pecans

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13 comments:

  1. Mmmmm....these look delicious. White chocolate is a nice change.

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  2. Nice cookies and nice combination of pecans and white chocolate!

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  3. These look wonderful, Renee!! I made cookies, too! Trade ya two for two? :D Nice pick for the SRC! :D

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  4. Those look delicious! What a great looking cookie, Renee.

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  5. Love this twist with the pecans. And pecans are perfect for a holiday cookie. Can't wait to try!

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  6. Renee!! I love these!! I have to add these lil beauties to my must bake list!

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  7. The mix of shortening and butter is going to make these cookies have a delicious taste and texture. I will adore them.

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  8. Pecans are my favorite nut right now and I haven't tried pairing it with white chocolate! I'm due for making some cookies :) Thank you!

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  9. These cookies look PERFECT! :) Love the combo of the pecans with white chocolate!

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  10. Oh my yumminess! You know, I love macadamia nuts in cookies, especially with white chocolate, but I am all about the pecan lately! What a genius swap! Sometimes these men in our lives have good ideas haha

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  11. These cookies look so yummy! Love the flavor of pecans, and the white chocolate's a nice change from the usual. :)

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  12. White Chocolate Macadamia cookies are my husband's favorite, I bet he'd really enjoy this fall-appropriate flavor variation too. Great choice Mr. Renee. ;)

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