chocolate-drop-cookies1These are just awesome and the best part is that they take 30 minutes from start to eating. 20 minutes or so to prepare the dough and 10 minutes in the oven. They smell fantastic as while they are baking and you will need to summon every bit of willpower you have to leave them to cool.

What you need

180g soft butter
3/4 cup soft brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs beaten
5ml vanilla essence (1 teaspoon)
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon bicarb of soda
350g chocolate bits
1 cup chopped pecan nuts

The process

Put the oven on to 190 Celsius and line 2 baking trays with grease proof paper.

Add the 2 sugars to a mixing bowl with the soft butter and cream together until light and fluffy, you can use an electric beater.

Add the egg and beat well.

If you are using a beater, put it aside now, get a metal spoon and and add the vanilla essence, stir gently to distribute evenly.

Now sift in the flour and bicard of soda and stir to combine. You don’t want to be vigerous, just mix it in gently until just combined.

Now add the pecans and chocolate bits and stir gently to distribute evenly.

Drop large tablespoons of the mixture onto the baking trays, leaving about 4cm for spreading.

Pop them in the oven for 10 minutes until they are golden brown and the smell is driving you crazy.

Remove from the oven and et them cool for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy them folks, these are really good.