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Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies | The Natural Socialite

In Recipes on November 9, 2011 at 9:30 am

Recipe adapted from Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey: Desserts for the Serious Sweet Tooth

Here’s what you will need:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted

Place butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave until melted, about 1 minute.

Add both sugars to melted butter and stir until combined. Add salt, vanilla, and eggs, stirring until smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda, and baking powder until just combined and a soft dough forms. Fold in chocolate and pecans.

Scoop dough in desired cookie size onto lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm, about 30-45 minutes, depending on the size of the cookies. Leave room between cookies for some spreading.

Preheat oven to 350°. Bake cookies until golden around the edges but a little soft in the center. Baking time will vary depending on the size of the cookies (and your particular oven). Smaller cookies (2-inch diameter) bake for 13-15 minutes. Larger cookies may require up to 18 minutes.

Cool on baking sheets on wire racks for a few minutes. Then, transfer from baking sheets to wire racks to cool completely. I think I’m going to try this recipe again with almond flour & see how that goes.  I’m trying to experiment with healthier ingredients in my baking, and since my bestie only eats gulten free options I’m trying to incorporate almond flour in my recipes more.

Talk about delicious!!!!!  This recipe makes about 24 yummy 2-inch cookies. Enjoy!

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  1. These just look insanely delicious and just a little bit dangerous.

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