Monday, November 7, 2011

SWEET BISCUITS WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS AND PECANS

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour*
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter, cut-up
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 egg
1 cup heavy cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
additional cream, optional
additional sugar, optional

In a large bowl combine the flours, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in the chocolate chips and the pecans.

Whisk the egg, cream, and vanilla together with a wire whisk.  Stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture using a fork.  Stir only until the dry ingredients are moistened and mixture resembles a dough.
Place dough onto the prepared baking sheet/s using a 1/3 cup measure.  If desired, brush additional cream over the top and sprinkle lightly with additional sugar. 

Bake at 425 degrees 17 to 20 minutes until golden brown.  Best when served warm (reheat any leftovers for a few seconds in the microwave).

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