Chocolate chip pecan cookies combine my Grammy's favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe with nutty, crunchy pecans for a truly yummy homemade chocolate chip cookie!
For Christmas my mom put together a cookbook featuring my grandparents' most popular recipes. Among Grandad's rocky road recipe and Grammy's easy homemade fudge was a recipe for chocolate chip cookies.
Being the dessert lover I am, I knew it would be one of the first recipes I'd try. And being the nut lover I am, I knew I'd have to throw in pecans and turn those chocolate chip cookies into chocolate chip pecan cookies. Who knew pecans could multiply a cookie's deliciousness factor by 10?
Oh, and if don't already own one of these nifty food choppers, I highly recommend investing in one. I've used mine a gazillion times over the years and chopped everything from green onions to walnuts.
Grammy's chocolate chip cookie recipe doesn't have any surprise ingredients or secret instructions, but it does have a lot of love. And I am sure that's the reason these chocolate chip pecan cookies taste so good.
I'm totally not exaggerating. Most of my kids prefer their cookies sans nuts, but once they tasted the combination of Grammy's love and those dang pecans, it was all I could do to keep them from eating the entire batch before I could snag some photos.
Or maybe it was me I was trying to keep from those freshly baked cookies. It's normal to sample one every time you remove a batch from the oven, right?
If you're not a fan of pecans, try walnuts. If you're not a fan of nuts, you're crazy. I mean, they're super tasty in recipes like these hello dolly bars, chocolate chunk hazelnut blondies, and even this popular cherry pie salad.
Feel free to leave out the nuts and stick with your standard chocolate chip cookie. It will still taste amazing because it's my grandmother's recipe. Next time I think I'll throw in some coconut with those semisweet chocolate chips and pecans. Mmm...
- 2 ½ cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, spftened
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs at room temperature
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
- Beat butter, sugars, and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
- Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 48 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g
If you like fun mix-ins to go with your chocolate chips, try these chocolate chip cookie recipes. My favorite are the Twix cookies. Holy yum!