Lemon Pecan Cookies
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S Premier White Chips, divided
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
3/4 cup chopped pecans
LEMON DRIZZLE (recipe follows)
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Set aside 2 tablespoons white chips for the drizzle.
2. Combine flour, sugar and baking soda; set aside. Place remaining white chips
and butter in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 minute;
stir. If necessary, microwave an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after
each heating, just until chips and butter are melted when stirred. Beat in eggs,
lemon peel and lemon extract. Gradually blend flour mixture into lemon mixture.
Stir in pecans. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until very slightly golden around edges. Remove from
cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Lightly drizzle LEMON DRIZZLE over
About 3-1/2 dozen cookies.
LEMON DRIZZLE: Place reserved 2 tablespoons white chips and 1/2 teaspoon
shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) in small microwave-safe
bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at HIGH
an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until
chips are melted when stirred. Stir in a few drops yellow food color and a few
drops lemon extract, if desired.