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Soft Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The world might not need another chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I’m sending this one out anyway. These Soft Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies are just perfect. Buttery soft cookie filled with sweet chocolate chips and a chewy pecan nut. Give them a try!

soft pecan chocolate chip cookies
Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes, you need to make these Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies! Much like my Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, these are the perfect balance of crispy and chewy. And these are loaded with big pieces of pecans for that extra chewy factor.

Now, you know you need to keep reading and make these for yourself. Pronto!

soft pecan chocolate chip cookies and a glass of milk
Soft Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

the basics to make the pecan chocolate chip cookies

Ever since last fall, I have been baking regularly with pecans. You see, they are like little nuggets of gold for us here in southern Spain. As in, rare! But now you can get them whenever you want at a local grocery store, so I always have a few packs on hand.

Apart from pecans, we have the usual suspects for making regular Chocolate Chip Cookies. The full ingredient list as well as full instructions is in the printable recipe at the end of the post.

And now is a good time to get your baking trays ready and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remember you don’t need to grease the baking trays as cookies have a high fat content and won’t stick at all.

ingredients to make the soft pecan chocolate chip cookies

Making the Cookies

Like lots of cookies, we’re going to start by mixing the butter, two sugars, vanilla and egg together.

Just mix until it soft and creamy, this takes just about 2 minutes. You are not looking to get much air into the batter as it’s a cookie not a cake.

mixing the flour and folding it into the wet ingredients

Sift together the flour with the salt and the baking soda. Fold this into the wet batter. Only do this until it’s combined.

Again, you want a dense cookie. If you stir too long, you will end up with a lighter more muffin like texture to your cookie. So, just fold it in.

Fold in the Chocolate Chips and the Pecans

The pecans are roughly chopped for this recipe. If you prefer, you could leave them whole, but I think smaller bits in a cookie is a little better.

Again, just fold these in until they are folded through. Just give your wooden spoon or spatula few good stirs and they should all be folded in pretty good.

getting the cookies ready for the oven and baking them

I usually put about 8 on a baking tray at a time. You can probably get about 12 if you’re using a slightly larger tray.

Bake the cookies for about 8 minutes, give or take. They will be a little crisp at the edge but soft and a little wobbly in the center. Take them out of the oven and place the tray on a wire cooling rack.

If the cookies have puffed up a little, gently flatten them straight out of the oven while they are still hot. Leave on the tray for about 5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Repeat for all the dough. I got 36 cookies this time around. It varies and you may get as many as 42 depending on what size you make them.

Fresh from the Soft Oven Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

And ta-da cookies are ready. A great afternoon pick me up or late night snack.

I love chocolate chip cookies and could have easily eaten more of my share of these last week. Well, I kind of did eat more than my fair share. I was hoping to stash some in the freezer. Like always, that just didn’t happen. I had great intentions and that’s what counts….haha!

Yes, you can freeze them. Just make sure you let them cool completely before storing them in a container for the freezer.

close up of the cookies
Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

other cookies ideas you might be interested in

If you’re looking for more inspiration, take a look below to see if there’s anything that you’d like to try.

soft pecan chocolate chip cookies
Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

To sum up the Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies, they might not be about to start a trend, but they’re pretty tasty. Great with a cup of tea or coffee or tea. Or maybe even a Moscow Mule or a Dalgona Coffee….hahaha!

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Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Soft Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies. A buttery soft cookie filled with sweet chocolate chips and a chewy pecan nut. Give them a try!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: chocolate chips, cookies, pecans
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Julia Pinney


  • 1 Cup butter
  • 3/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 Cups plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pecans roughly chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat the butter on high speed for a minute or so. Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat until mixture is combined just about a minute, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
  • Stir in flour mixture until combined. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans.
  • Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 7 or 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned but still soft and slightly wobbly in the middle.
  • Remove from oven and while still warm, slightly flatten each cookie gently with the back of a spatula. This makes the cookie a little denser.
  • Let cool a few minutes before transferring the cookies to a wire rack. Once cooled completely can be stored in an airtight container for about a week.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Soft Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 114mg5%
Potassium 28mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 177IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on May 13th, 2020
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8 Comments on “Soft Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies”

    • That’s great Belinda. I’m really happy they turned out great for you. Thank you for the kind feedback and Happy New Year!

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made dozens of batches of these cookies for my family and coworkers. They are absolutely amazing!!! My children no longer want me to buy cookies but prefer I make them. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe!

    • That is so lovely to hear Stevonna! It’s great when readers find recipes they enjoy and the kids love them too! Thanks so much for your very kind feedback.

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