desserts, vegetarian

Spiced Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Spiced pecan chocolate chip cookies
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A local magazine was having a cookie recipe contest, so of course I wanted to enter! It’s an unusually chilly summer day today, and it’s raining, so I think I came up with these because they remind me of fall. (Update: I was runner-up in the cookie contest!)

Spiced Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

This unique chocolate chip cookie recipe is perfect for fall and winter.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time24 mins
Total Time39 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon cookies, cookies, fall cookies, fall desserts, winter cookies, winter desserts
Servings: 4 dozen

Equipment

  • Stand mixer or hand mixer
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper or silicone baking mats

Ingredients

Spiced Pecans
  • cups pecan halves
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp allspice
Cookies
  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

Spiced Pecans
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Place pecans in a bowl.
  • Add melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, and tsp salt. Stir to combine.
  • Pour pecans in a single layer onto parchment paper or Silpat lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 12 minutes until they pecans are toasted.
  • Remove from oven and set aside.
Cookies
  • Sift together flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  • Cream the butter and sugar using a mixer on medium speed until the mixture gets light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating to combine.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • Add flour mixture ¼ cup at a time. 
  • Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
  • Drop cookies onto a greased cookie sheet, about 1 tbsp per cookie.
  • Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden brown.

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