1/2 Unsalted Butter
1/4 Granulated Sugar
1 Vanilla
3/4 All-Purpose Flour
3 All-Purpose Flour
1/8 Baking Powder
1/2 Chocolate Piece
1/4 Pecan Halves


Preheat oven to 300F degrees.
Beat butter and sugar in bowl of heavy-duty electric mixer until light and creamy.
Beat in vanilla.
Add flour and baking powder; beat just until mixed.
Stir in chocolate pieces and pecans.
Dough will be firm.
Shape into 6 or 7 lemon-sized balls.
Arrange 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
Using palm of hand, flatten each cookie to 1/2-inch thickness.
Bake cookies until faintly browned at edges, about 45 minutes.
(The cookies are so big that they require a long baking time. Remove from oven; let cool on wire rack.