These cookies are the best and a total tradition for me at the holidays! My Grandmother made them when I was a child. She passed on and we lost the recipe but I remembered them so fondly. These delicious cookies have chocolate nestled as a wonderful surprise under the perfect dough with a pecan on top.
They are however not very healthy though I do use all organic ingredients now, which is why they are such a treat for the holidays.
I re-created the recipe about 10 years ago. After quite a bit trial and error I finally perfected the recipe, they are my Dad’s favorite. He get’s a box bull for Christmas every year. I have to make lot’s because he hides them from the rest of the family.
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
Droste chocolate drops (pastilles)
Directions: Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar add vanilla and eggs.
In a separate bowl mix next four ingredients. Add flour mixture slowly to the butter mixture till you get a non sticky dough that you can handle easily.
To make cookies take approximately 1 Tbs. of dough roll chocolate into center of dough. To make about a 1 inch ball.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Put dough balls 1 1/2 inches apart.
Makes 36 cookies.