Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 16 cookie bars
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, (plus extra for greasing sides of pan)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (or chunks)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and line the bottom of a 8-by-11-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Butter the sides of the pan to prevent sticking.
  2. Spread the pecans on a cookie sheet and toast for about 8 minutes, until golden. Allow to cool slightly, then chop and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a standing electric mixer, beat the butter and oil with the granulated sugar and brown sugar until creamy. Beat in the egg and vanilla until smooth. In a small bowl, whisk the flour with the baking soda and salt; beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients gradually on low speed. Add the chocolate chips and pecans. Mix just until incorporated.
  4. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking pan and press into an even layer. Bake for about 20 minutes, until lightly browned. Let cool completely, then run a knife around the edges. Cut and serve.
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