2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter, softened - I used 150g Anchor brand butter
1 lb. light brown sugar (Oh my and thank you!) - I used 320g
1 tsp vanilla
11.5 ounce package milk chocolate chips - I used 250g chopped valrhona (55%)
1 cup chopped pecans (optional) - I didnt use.. dont feel like it
Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
Combine butter and sugar using a mixer until blended.
Add eggs, one at a time to sugar mixture, mixing on low in between each addition.
Add vanilla and mix.
Add flour and mix until combined.
Stir in chips and then pecans.
Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Set aside.
Stir brown sugar into softened (not melted) butter in another large bowl until butter disappears. You can use the back of your spoon to help incorporate the two together.
Add eggs one at a time to butter mixture and stir well after each egg.
Add vanilla, chocolate chips and nuts. Mix well.
Add dry flour mixture and stir until well combined.
Coat a 13 X 9 pan with non-stick spray and spread batter evenly into dish.
Bake at 170C for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown. Make sure you don’t over bake!