Chocolate Chip Tea Cookies
Makes about 6 dozen cookies
These are cookies that melt in your mouth thanks to the
1 ½ cups butter (3 sticks), room temperature
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups flour
2 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup pecans, finely chopped
1 cup additional powdered sugar for the baked cookies
Preheat oven to 375°. Prepare cookie sheets by placing parchment paper on them.
Using a mixer, cream the butter, salt, sugar and vanilla
until light. Gradually add the flour and
Fold in the chocolate chips and pecans.
Use 1 tablespoon of dough (or a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop)
for the cookies. Bake for about 9-12
minutes or until the edges are golden which depends on your oven and how large
the cookies are. These cookies do not
Roll the warm cookies in additional powdered sugar, if you
prefer, and then place them on wire racks to cool. Store them in an airtight container. These cookies can also be frozen to eat
If you choose to roll the cookies in powdered sugar you can
place the powdered sugar in a bowl and then roll the cookies in the sugar using
a spoon so you don’t get the powdered sugar all over your fingers.