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Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

If you love Chocolate Chip Cookies with nuts then these are the perfect cookies for you! Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies are soft and gooey cookies filled with pecans, but you can use walnuts or your favorite nuts! This is the best cookie recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 310kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $5


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts


  • Note: This dough requires chilling.
  • Place melted butter in a large bowl. (You can also use a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a hand mixer.) Add granulated and brown sugars and stir until the mixture is smooth. Stir in egg and vanilla extract and stir until combined.
  • Mix in baking soda and salt, then slowly mix in flour and mix just until the batter is smooth and comes together. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl during mixing. Slowly mix in chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Scoop 2 tablespoon balls of dough onto the cookie sheet. Spacing doesn’t matter because you will be chilling the dough. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a second cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Remove the chilled cookie dough balls from the refrigerator and space them 2-inches apart on the cookie sheets. Bake for about 9-12 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through baking, until the top is just no longer glossy.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month.



Try using white chocolate chips or a combination of milk, semi-sweet, and white chocolate chips instead of all one flavor. You can even substitute butterscotch or peanut butter chips, or add your favorite nuts. Just keep the amount of add-ins to about 3 cups


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 294IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg