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Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Good-For-You Choc-Oat-Chip CookiesFor a change of pace, chocolate chip cookie lovers will definitely want to try this version of the classic cookie made with ground pecans and milk chocolate chips. Recipe created by Sandra D. Hickey, Chandler, AZ.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup ground pecans
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups (11.5 ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped pecans

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Combine flour, ground pecans, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter and vegetable shortening in large mixer bowl on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract; beat until well combined. Gradually beat in as much flour mixture as possible. Stir in remaining flour mixture, morsels and nuts. (Recipe may be made ahead up to this point. If desired, cover and refrigerate dough for 4 hours or up to 3 days.) Drop by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/48 of recipe): Calories: 150 Calories from Fat: 90 Total Fat: 10 g Saturated Fat: 3 g Cholesterol: 15 mg Sodium: 55 mg Carbohydrates: 15 g Dietary Fiber: .5 g Sugars: 11 g Protein: 1 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.