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Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Delicious chocolate chip cookies with crunchy pecans. Sweet and salty and super easy to make!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Resting Time in Freezer30 mins
Total Time1 hr 11 mins
Servings: 30
Calories: 170kcal


  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1 C brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 C granulated white sugar
  • 2 eggs  large
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 oz chocolate chips Milk or semi-sweet, high quality.
  • 1 C pecan pieces


  • Line two cookies sheets with parchment paper or use silicone baking mats.
  • In a medium bowl, use a mixer to beat the butter and sugars until smooth.
  • Add eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. 
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients one cup at a time until well combined. 
  • Stir in chocolate chips and pecans. 
  • Place dough in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes. This is an important step, so don't skip it. Your cookies will spread a lot more if you don't chill the dough first.
  • As soon as the dough is out of the freezer, use your hands to make 30 rounded mounds of dough, spacing about 2 inches on the cookies sheets. (Do not press them down). 
  • Bake cookies for 16 to 18 minutes or until cookies turn light brown on top and crisp around the edges.
  • Rotate cookie sheets halfway through baking time.  Let cool for five minutes on cookie sheets. Cool completely on a wire rack or enjoy them warm right away.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 129IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg