Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Pecans and White Chocolate Chips

SS WC Pecan Cookies

So I have the baking bug now that cooler air has made summer disappear all too quickly. First thing I wanted to do this weekend is bake cookies! These are delicious cookies are packed with oodles of semisweet chocolate chunks, ground pecans, and white chocolate chips – perfect to welcome back Fall (but I am sad to see summer go!!).

Recipe makes 28 cookies using a medium cookie scoop (1 1/2 T capacity).

Ingredients:

  • 1.2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup of pecan halves, coarsely ground in a mini food processor or finely chopped
  • 1 cup of good quality semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silpat liner
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer cream butter and sugars together until light and creamy.
  3. Add the egg and combine well, then add the vanilla.
  4. Combine the baking soda with the hot water and add the liquid to the cookie batter and combine.
  5. Add the kosher salt to the flour and whisk to combine, then add to the mixer combining well.
  6. Add the pecans, chocolate chunks and white chocolate chips to the dough and stir to combine.
  7. Using a medium OXO scoop (1 1/2 tablespoon capacity) or spoons drop dough onto the baking sheet. Flatten the tops of the cookies to form “coins” so the cookie bake evenly into perfect circles.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
  9. Remove from oven, let rest for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  10. Tip: After step #7 you can place the ready to bake raw cookies into the freezer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Once dough is frozen solid remove the cookies and place in a large freezer bag to enjoy anytime without the prep work! Bake from frozen until golden (may need a an extra minute or two). 
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