250ml (1 cup) margarine 1 cup sugar

½  cup dark brown sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 cups chocolate chips

1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped

115g semisweet chocolate, melted

Preheat oven to 190°C.

Combine margarine, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla.

Cream mixture with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

Stir dry ingredients (flour and baking soda) into creamed mixture until batter is well blended.

Add chocolate chips and pecans to batter and stir.

Using a tablespoon, drop cookies 7cm apart onto prepared baking sheet.

Press cookies lightly with a fork.

Bake for 10 - 12 minutes.

Melt chocolate and pipe onto tops of cookies.