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Pecan Chocolate Chip


For the chunks of semisweet chocolate and white chocolate in the recipe, you can substitute two cups of semisweet chocolate chips and one cup of white chocolate chips.

  • Yield: Makes about 30


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 8 ounces pecans, chopped (2 cups)
  • 6 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 30 perfect pecan halves


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.with two racks centered. Line two baking sheets with Silpat nonstick baking mats or parchment paper.

  2. In bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add salt and vanilla, and mix to combine. Add egg, and continue beating until well combined.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda. Slowly add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Mix on low speed until just combined. Stir in chopped pecans and chocolate.

  4. Using a 1-ounce ice-cream scoop or a tablespoon, scoop out dough, and place about six balls on each baking sheet, about 3 inches apart. Flatten each ball slightly, and gently press a pecan half in the center.

  5. Bake 7 minutes, rotate pans between oven shelves, and bake until just brown around the edges, 6 to 8 minutes more. Remove from oven, and let cool slightly before removing cookies from baking sheets to cool on wire racks. Repeat process with remaining dough.

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  • ericaneffhotma
    22 DEC, 2015
    I am so upset that I just wasted the time/effort & cost of the ingredients! There seemed like waaaaaay to much chocolate and pecans compared to batter, so I left out the cup of white chocolate chips. As I was forming the balls I was glad I did. Next, the temp and time did not work!! I ended up with a completely burnt batch of cookies (all 3 sheet pans). I left it in for half the time and rotated, and about 1 min. later I rushed to take them out b/c I smelled burning, complete disasaster!