Thursday, January 29, 2009
When my husband sees that I made chocolate chip cookies for him while he was away (again!), I am going to be the most popular girl in school! I just know it.
Chocolate chunk, orange, and pecan cookies, makes 18 3 inch cookies
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
4 teaspoons grated orange peel
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
3 3-ounce bars bittersweet chocolate, cut into 1/3-inch chunks
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350°F Combine flour, baking soda and 1/8 teaspoon salt in medium bowl; whisk to blend. Using electric mixer, beat brown sugar, unsalted butter, grated orange peel and vanilla extract in large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Add flour mixture and mix just until combined. Mix in chocolate chunks and pecans.
Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls onto 2 baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake cookies until just firm to touch and beginning to brown, about 12 minutes. Transfer to racks; cool.