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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
Calories 212kcal
Author thebakingexplorer


For the cookies

  • 125 g Butter or baking spread softened
  • 200 g Light brown soft 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
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 10 ml Water You may not need it all, or you may need a little more so add it slowly


  • 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
  • Mix the butter and light brown sugar together in a large bowl using a spoon or spatula. Or mix in an electric stand mixer with the paddle attachment
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract, and mix them in until well combined
  • Mix in the plain flour, baking powder and mixed spice
  • Then mix in the pecans and white chocolate chips, reserving about a a quarter of them
  • Spoon blobs of the mixture onto your lined baking trays, or you can shape them with your hands into balls for a neater finish. Leave space between the cookies as they will spread
  • Push the reserved pecans and white chocolate chips in the tops of the cookie dough balls
  • Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes until they are golden brown around the edges, leave them on the tray for at least 5 minutes before carefully removing and placing on racks to cool fully
  • 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
  • Store in an airtight container and eat within 3 days. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months


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


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 214IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg