You'll know it is a special occasion when the aroma from this special treat fills the house.
Prepare as directed, replacing 6 oz. white chocolate with 6 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate. Or, substitute chopped PLANTERS Walnuts or PLANTERS Slivered Almonds for the pecans; or chopped dried apricots or mixed dried fruit bits for the dried cranberries.
Place cookie dough on parchment-covered baking sheets to prevent cookies from sticking to pans and to help keep baking sheets clean between batches.
Freezing Cookie Dough
Enjoy homemade cookies anytime by preparing and freezing cookie dough in advance. For slice-and-bake cookies, shape dough into logs, double wrap in plastic wrap and freeze until ready to use. Then, just thaw, slice and bake. For drop cookies, shape dough into balls, then freeze on a baking sheet. Store in a freezer-weight resealable plastic bag until ready to use. Place frozen dough balls on baking sheets, thaw and bake. For cut-out cookies, pat dough into a disk, double wrap in plastic wrap and freeze. When ready to bake, just thaw the dough, roll out, cut into shapes and bake as directed.
How to Freeze Cookies and Brownies
Get a headstart on holiday baking (or any big baking occasion)! Bake multiple batches of cookies or brownies in advance and store them in the freezer. Cool cookies completely, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and place in airtight container or freezer-weight resealable plastic bag. Freeze up to 1 month. Thaw at room temperature. For best results, freeze uncut brownies and bar cookies. Cool completely, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, then wrap again in foil. Freeze up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature before cutting into bars to serve.