Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Toasted Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ugh, I know. Chocolate chip cookies. How much more boring can we get?!?!

I feel ya.

In my world, people that make chocolate chip cookies and brownies are missing out on the joy of all the amazingness of the millions of amazing wonderful, delicious, creative cookies and and bars that there are to experience in life.

Buuuut, sometimes, you don't feel like being creative or crazy.
And a classic cookie makes you happy.

Today, that's what I was feeling- except when you throw in the toasted pecans it really takes these cookies to the next level! We had some friends over today that were absolutely raving about these! 

And I kill myself to come up with crazy concotions................why???

These  cookies are soft, chewy and loaded to the max with chocolate and chunks- everything a cookie ought to be. Trust me.

Toasted Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups toasted pecans, chopped
  • 3 cups chocolate chunks/chips
  • 2 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
In an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugars for one minute on high.
Add in vanilla and eggs, mixing well.
Add in flour, baking soda and salt all at once, mixing just until combined. 
Mix in pecans and chocolate chips/chunk, just until combined.

Form small golf ball sized cookie dough balls with your hands and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes.
Let cool for 2 minutes then remove from cookie sheet to a wire cooling rack.


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