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White Chocolate Pecan Cookies

a stack of cookies

Salty and sweet is the best combination to bite into and these White Chocolate Pecan Cookies are the ultimate flavor burst. A perfect alternative to a classic chocolate chip cookie and loaded with white chocolate chunks and chopped pecans, this cookie is big in size and flavor.

Ingredients

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2 Cups All Purpose  Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon Salt 

1 Cup (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter, room temperature
3/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Large Egg, room temperature
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Cup White Chocolate, Chopped
½ cup Pecans, Chopped 

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside
  2. In a mixing bowl with paddle attachment combine the unsalted butter, light brown sugar and granulated sugar and cream together until smooth and creamy and pale in color 
  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract and continue mixing on low speed until combined; scrape down the sides in between mixing
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until ingredients are incorporated (do not overmix)
  5. Using a spatula, fold the chopped white chocolate and chopped pecans into the cookie batter
  6. Scoop the cookie dough into 3 ounce cookie dough balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet
  7. Wrap the cookies with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight
  8. Once the cookies are chilled, preheat oven to 350 degrees F and separate cookies onto parchment lined baking sheets approximately 4 inches apart (fitting only 4 cookies per baking sheet)
  9. Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes, the cookies will be light golden on the edges  
  10. Allow the cookies to cool completely before removing them from the baking sheets
  11. Serve and Enjoy! 

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