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White Chocolate & Pecan Spiced Cookies

White Chocolate & Pecan Spiced Cookies

Spiced cookies with white chocolate chips, chopped pecans and a cinnamon icing drizzle

Course Dessert
Cuisine European
Keyword Cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes
Servings 16
Author thebakingexplorer


For the cookies

  • 125 g Butter or baking spread
  • 200 g Light brown sugar
  • 1 Egg large
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp Mixed spice
  • 200 g Plain flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 50 g White chocolate chips
  • 50 g Pecans chopped up

For the decoration

  • 75 g Icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 10 ml Water You may not need it all, or you may need a little more


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and line a few baking trays (or however many you own) with baking paper

  2. Mix the butter and light brown sugar together in a large bowl using a spoon

  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract, and mix them in until well combined

  4. Mix in the plain flour, baking powder and mixed spice

  5. Then mix in the pecans and white chocolate chips, reserving about a a quarter of them

  6. Spoon blobs of the mixture onto your lined baking trays, you can shape them with your hands for a neater finish. Leave space between the cookies as they will spread

  7. Push the reserved pecans and white chocolate chips in the tops of the cookie dough blobs

  8. Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes until they are golden brown, leave them on the tray for at least 5 minutes before carefully removing and placing on racks to cool fully

  9. Once the cookies are fully cool, mix the decoration ingredients together. Add the water slowly as you may not need it all. I like to put the icing into a small piping bag to control the drizzle, or you can use a fork and flick it over the cookies

  10. Store in an airtight container and eat within 3 days. They can also be frozen without the decoration

Recipe Notes

Mixed spice is a British spice blend containing Cinnamon, Coriander Seed, Nutmeg, Clove, Pimento, Ginger. If you can't get hold of it, use a Pumpkin Spice mix instead