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White Chocolate Holiday Cookies

 White Chocolate Holiday Cookies
At first glance, these look a bit like traditional chocolate chip cookies. But one bite quickly reveals white chocolate chunks plus spicy dashes of ginger and cinnamon. —Bonnie Baumgardner, Sylva, North Carolina
20 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 6 ounces white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light
  • and fluffy. Beat in egg and extract. Combine dry ingredients;
  • gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in white
  • chocolate and pecans.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove
  • to wire racks to cool. Yield: 20 cookies.