Makes 13 large cookies
Because of the way brown sugar behaves in baking, cookies made with more brown sugar than white sugar are crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle. Keep an eye on these cookies as they bake. When the edges are golden, the centers soft and shiny, they are ready to come out. They will firm as they cool. These 2½-inch rounds also contain pecans, white-chocolate chips, and dried cranberries.