Preheat oven to 325 deg C
Beat sugar and butter till fluffy. 5 mins on a Black and Decker beater
Add eggs and the essence.
Beat for another minute.
Sift flour and baking powder together.
To this, add pecans and chocolate chips
Add dry ingredients to the wet mixture, little by little, and fold in, till well blended. Takes less than a minute.
Grease a baking tray.
Scoop a spoonful of batter on the tray, at least an 1" apart
Bake for 17 mins for chewy and 20 mins for crisp. Fabulous either way!
Cool and store in an airtight container on counter. Or eat them all before they are cooled. There's no judging here!