Satisfy that Craving: Pecan and Chocolate Chip Cookies


When my husband, Ryan, told me we was craving chocolate chip cookies, I knew exactly which recipe to use. My sister, Vanessa, shared a recipe for chocolate chip pecan cookies that her best friend’s mom makes, and they are incredible!! Vanessa and I always make these late at night and eat half of the dough in the process of making the cookies… Standard. The recipe makes for a TON of cookies, but I’ve figured out the perfect thing to do with them- I’ll share at the end of the post 🙂

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

1 cup butter (2 sticks)
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans (toasted)

Cream butter and sugars together until combined. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl and gradually stir into butter/sugar mixture.
Once combined, stir in chocolate chips and toasted chopped pecans.
Spoon dough onto ungreased cookie sheet (or one lined with parchment paper) in approximately tablespoon amounts.
Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

I made about half of the batter, but I didn’t want to make all of the cookies in one sitting (for fear that I actually would eat them all). So I put the remaining dough in a large ziplock, rolled it out to about a half inch thickness, and sectioned it into approximately 1 inch cubes using a spatula and pressing through the bag. I’m now freezing this bag so that when we are craving home made cookies again, we can just break off as many as we want and bake them!



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