Double Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies (nut free alternative inc.)

The Pampered Chef name and hat logoDouble Choc Chip & Pecan CookiesThese Double Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies are perfect for Children’s Play Dates and for Catch Up’s with friends over a cup of coffee.

They are so easy and quick to make that your children can make them and when allowed to cool are crispy on the outside but nice and soft on the inside. If you prefer not to use nuts in the recipe, there is a fruit based alternative. Simply use all white chocolate (100g and replace the nuts with 100g of raisins or cranberries).

I have highlighted all of the products that are available from Pampered Chef UK, which are quality gadgets and bakeware that make cooking so much easier. Baking on Stoneware makes much nicer cookies (and pizza) allowing them to stay moist in the middle and no moisture building up underneath. You can of course use your own products and may choose to add these items as you wish – if you hold a Cooking Show or Party Hour with Pampered Chef, you could get these items Free of charge or choose some as Half-Priced items. I have all of these items to show you if you would like me to bake these cookies for you at your show :o)

Ingredients:

  • Measure your ingredients

    Measure your ingredients

    Sunflower oil, for greasing

  • 85 g butter, softened
  • 40 g light soft brown sugar
  • 40 g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 175 g self-raising flour
  • 70 g white chocolate chips or chunks
  • 30 g white chocolate chips or chunks
  • 30 g pecan nuts (or hazelnuts) *Alternative for nut allergy below

Method:

Preheat oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/Gas 4.

Spray two Rectangle Stones / Medium Round Stones or baking trays with sunflower oil using Kitchen Spritzer or lightly oil using a Pastry Brush; set aside.

Beat the butter and the sugar

Beat the butter and the sugar

In Classic Batter Bowl, beat softened butter, brown sugar and caster sugar together until light and creamy using Bamboo Spoon or Spatula.

Add the egg (crack)

Add the egg (crack)

Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat well.

Gently fold in the flour until well combined.

Fold in the white and dark chocolate chips and pecans (or hazelnuts).

*If there is a risk of nut allergy, the nuts can be replaced for fruit such as raisins or cranberries. I would use all white chocolate and increase the fruit to 100g if doing this.

Add scoops of cookie dough to your stones / trays

Add scoops of cookie dough to your stones / trays

Press the cookie dough with heel of hand

Press the cookie dough with heel of hand

Using Large Scoop (45ml / approx. 3 tbls), drop scant scoops of mixture slightly apart (cookies will spread a little during baking) onto prepared baking stones / trays (to make about 7 cookies on each baking stone). Flatten scoops slightly with the heel of your hand.

Bake 15–20 minutes or until light golden brown (swap position of baking stones / trays in oven after 12–15 minutes to ensure even baking, if desired). Do not overbake cookies (cold baked cookies will be crunchy on outside and chewy underneath).

Take the cookies out of the oven and cool

Take the cookies out of the oven and cool

Ready to eat with a cup of cocoa

Ready to eat with a cup of cocoa

Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes on baking stones / trays.

Using Mini-Serving Spatula, remove cookies to Stackable Cooling Rack and allow to cool.

Enjoy!

They taste a treat! Yum yum

They taste a treat! Yum yum

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About HonieMummy (HonieBuk)

Mum of two girls (14 & 7 and step-Mum to one boy (13). All of whom are bright, fun-loving, creative and musical and make me proud and despite his disability (CP) my step-son and family face challenges with a smile and the will to succeed. Love to travel (mainly US/Canada/Scotland), passionate about photography, music is a must, always in HoniesKitchen, networking and of course my amazing family! I like to Blog infrequently whenever it takes my fancy and I don't mind sharing my ups and downs, advice and querky ideas with you all. I will mostly post recipes and photos of food, family and travel. I love to review products that my family and me would use - I kinda consider it my 'duty' to let you all know if something is as good as it says on the tin and a 'must buy' product, that all families should know about. Find these in HonieLikes. If you like what you see, please tell me - I work hard at these things :o)
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6 Responses to Double Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies (nut free alternative inc.)

  1. mydearbakes says:

    What a lovely bake! I’m so sure it’s very delicious too! =)

  2. sue@YujuUK says:

    Just added the missing ingrediants to my shopping list …. looking forward to these, thanks :-)

  3. kayleigh Dawn says:

    Naughty naughty!!! Don’t tempt me!

    • Oh these are ‘sooo’ nice. Nice when fist baked and warm and soft and the chocolate is all melty ….. And nice when they’ve cooled and there’s just a little bit of firmness (all melt in the mouth). Surprisingly easy to make – my 6YO made these!

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