Substitute pecans for the walnuts or add chocolate chips in place of the white chips. For extra crunch forget the chocolate and add extra chopped nuts.
The result is chewy and crunchy with a hint of caramel. Delicious.
1/4 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup white chips (Ghiradelli)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Melt butter in a pan over low heat. Add the brown sugar and stir until the sugar just begins to melt. Remove from heat and cool.
In a bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
Add 1 egg and vanilla to the cooled butter, brown sugar mix. Stir in the flour mixture. Add the walnuts and the white chips.
Spread dough into a 9x9 inch pan.
Bake 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool before cutting into 12 pieces.