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Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Try this easy cookie recipe and prepare your taste buds for the most delicious, chewy cookies you ever had.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:20 mins
Servings:12 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter cut into small squares
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips milk or dark chocolate
  • 2 cups pecans chopped into fine pieces

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar into a large bowl and mix until fluffy. And then add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix well for about a minute while being sure to scrape the sides of the bowl.
  • Now fold in the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. And then fold in the chocolate chips and the chopped pecans.
  • Form the dough into small 5 ounce balls with your hands or use a cookie scoop and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until the tops turn light golden brown. Then remove from the oven, let sit until cooled, and enjoy!

Notes

  • Don’t be tempted to leave out the salt. It contrasts well with the sweet ingredients and makes the flavor really ‘pop’!
  • You can swap the vanilla extract for almond or coconut extract if you like. There are so many options you can even try a different flavor every time you make these.
  • If you want to prepare twice the dough and make your second batch later, bear in mind uncooked cookie dough should be kept well wrapped and refrigerated. Use it within 4 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 575kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 522IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg