Buttery Crunchy Perfect Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is my go-to Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.

Not just for Kids.

My Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dorie Greenspan’s Baking: From My Home to Yours
(Houghton Mifflin 2006)

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda

2 sticks (8 oz.) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2/3  cup (packed) light brown sugar
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
12 oz. bittersweet chocolate (chopped or chips)
1 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans

Center a rack in the oven and preheat to 375°F.

Line a few baking sheets with parchment or silicone mats.

Whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk the butter until smooth.  Add the sugars and continue to whisk until well blended; beat in the vanilla.  Whisk in the eggs one at a time.

Add the dry ingredients and stir until well incorporated.  Then mix in the chocolate and nuts.

Sometimes I'm surprised there's actually enough dough left to bake the cookies.

Spoon the dough by slightly rounded tablespoonfuls onto the baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.

Balls of cookie dough entering the oven.

Bake, one sheet at a time for 10-12 minutes, rotating midway through, or until brown on the edges and golden in the center.

12 Minutes - brown at the edges, golden in the center.

Pull the sheet from the oven, allow to cool for one minute and then transfer the cookies to a wire rack (I prefer paper towels b/c there is so much butter in these cookies).  Repeat the balling and baking process for the remainder of the dough.


Buttery Crunchy Perfect Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 thoughts on “Buttery Crunchy Perfect Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Thanks! These are the best looking cookies I’ve seen in a long time. I’m excited to try them out. Have you ever used whole grain flour or stevia in your cookies? I’m trying to come up with a healthier cookie to send in G’s lunch box.

  2. I just made these and they are THE best choc. chip cookies! I made them w/ walnuts instead of pecans, but they are still awesome! I was disappointed after making the Toll House recipe recently. I found the cookies to be doughy and unflavorful. This recipe is buttery and crisp but still chewy and moist. Chocolate chip cookie perfection. This is my new ‘go to’ choc. chip cookie recipe. I love encountering a new ‘go to’ 😉

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