Chocolate Chunk and Pecan Cookies

Chocolate Chunk and Pecan Cookies

Chocolate chunk cookies are one of my favorite treats. When I was at the grocery store on the weekend I noticed a new brand of chocolate chip cookies. The package advertised two main selling points: 1. They were made with real butter. 2. They had more chocolate than any other ingredient. The cookies sounded pretty good and I was immediately craving chocolate chip cookies. I was almost thinking about getting them but I quickly realized that I would have much more fun making them myself.

They recipe that I normally use for chocolate chip cookies already had real butter and more chocolate than any other ingredient so I was set to go. But, I wanted to play around a bit and I had recently seen a few chocolate chunk cookie recipes that called for pecans. I though that the pecans would add a nice flavour to the cookies but I was in the mood for the texture of a plain chocolate chip cookie. I decided to try pulsing the pecans in the food processor so that they would give the flavour without changing the texture too much.

The cookies turned out really good! I of course could not resist trying them while they were still warm from the oven. They were nice and soft and gooey on the inside and a touch crispy on the outside. They pecans added a nice yet subtle flavour that I enjoyed. I placed some of the cookies in the fridge after they cooled as I like the texture of the cool chocolate in a chocolate chunk cookie.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/8 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup dark chocolate chunks
1/2 cup pecans (chopped or coarsely ground)

Directions:
1. Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl.
2. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
3. Mix the flour, baking soda and salt in another bowl.
4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet.
5. Mix in the chocolate and the pecans.
6. Place the dough onto a cookie sheet one table spoon at a time.
7. Bake in a 350F preheated oven for 8-10 minutes.

Chocolate Chunk and Pecan Cookies

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Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies
White Chocolate Chunk and Macadamia Nut Cookies
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Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

68 comments:

Lina said...

oh my god! I want some of that!

Sharon said...

these look SO good! what a great idea you had! chocolate chip/chunk cookies are my favorite dessert; i love the flavors of chocolate and nuts together, but i hate nuts in chocolate chip cookies because it ruins the texture! these look awesome!

noble pig said...

Yum-mo! Wow that picture just me into a chocolate coma, but it's a good thing.

Vicarious Foodie said...

Oh...my...God. Look at all that melty chocolate. I'll take one of those and a glass of milk, please.

Cynthia said...

Kevin! That is not nice! Look at that second photograph and tell me how you expect someone to get on with their work when that image will be swimming in their heads all the time? :)

Chef Erik said...

Yummy!!! I can't express how much I love cookies.Great job, a tall glass of chocolate soy milk and I'm in heaven.

Elle said...

Can you beam me up some of those, right now? So I can have some while we watch the Sox game? Pleeease?

Alex said...

Chocolate Chunk and Pecan Cookies If it ain't chocolate, it ain't breakfast.A little too much chocolate is just about right.

"I love chocolate. Have you ever seen a chocolate fountain? It is

wonderful! Check this out.."

http://www.sarahs-sweet-fountains.co.uk

Helene said...

I have to have my chocolate fix every day. These would satisfy my cravings. Have a good night.

Peter M said...

Kevin, the photo catches the gooey essence of the chocolate, just as you broke it open, straight out of the oven.

VeggieGirl said...

you have great taste in cookies, Kevin!! love the combination of chocolate & pecans. and hey, I don't blame you for "taste-testing" when the cookies came out of the oven ;0)

giz said...

I saw the top picture and thought -hmmm these look yummy and then I saw the bottom picture and started looking for ingredients in the house. You're feeding right into my insane obsession for cookies.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Mmmm...I could use one of those right now!

jamiegates said...

Great photos, my mouth is watering! Pecans and chocolate are one of my favorite flavor combinations.

amandalwh said...

AHHHHH~~ sooooo yummy! can i get some? *stretch out hands* :P i'm so making these soon!

Amanda

Ferdzy said...

I'm with Cynthia, it's downright cruel to post pictures like this.

You can make it up to me though, by sending me some in the mail.

RecipeGirl said...

Wow- love that drippy chocolate pic. Great idea to pulse the pecans. I generally don't care for big nut chunks in cookies but the flavor addition might be nice.

Melanie said...

What's not to love about these? They look absolutely divine. And I love the idea of pulsing the pecans. Fabulous!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Nice shot Kevin, of that warm and melty chocolate!! Got milk?

tigerfish said...

I absolutely love that last photo! So much flowing chocolate!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Oh man! I have been craving chocolate chip cookies all day, and now I have to see this! You're killing me! These look so good! Argh! I have to go make some!

farida said...

it's been a cookie months all over the blogging world:) there are so many cookies out there:) Kevin, yours looks delicious! i love chocolate inside cookies. it's my daughter's favorite too. i have quite few recipes for this, but keep yours too for next time! the picture is gorgeous, too!

Marc @ norecipes said...

Wow those look delicious. More chocolate than dough, my perfect cookie!

Sara said...

great pictures. chocolate and pecan is such a great combination.

Emiline said...

How could I resist a chocolate chunk cookie like that?! Impossible! They look incredible
Just say NO to store bought cookies.

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm gooey deliciousness. I love pecan chocolate chip cookies!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

look at that gooey chocolate...i gotta run to mrs fields ASAP (until i can bake these bad boys myself)

Kathy said...

Hey Kevin
It looks yummy. People will eager to learn this sort of cooking from you. I suggest, you should teach how to cook good & variety food.

Keep showing us nice cooking examples here.

Cheers!

Kathy
www.tivamo.com

Homecooked said...

These look so good.Look at all that melted goodness :) I made chocolate chip cookies too.I'll post that soon.

Jan said...

The gooey melty chocolate looks so good. Your pictures are excellent.

Greg Turner said...

These look awesome! I swear, you are a cooking machine. Every day there's, like, 4,852,503 new posts on your site :)

Sylvia said...

Wow Kevin, these cookies looks yummy. I like chocolate and pecans toghether
The photo is great, you capture in it all that you tell in the post

Ginny said...

I'm drooling! I want some of that gooey chocolate---looks great!

Tarah said...

Pecans and dark chocolate together have to be one of the best things together, ever.

These cookies look delicious!

sumika said...

oh my... killer picture!

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

Check at all that gooyeness - I bet you had nothing to keep for later.

Lori said...

Wow Kevin...these look great!!

canarygirl said...

Look at that gooey chocolate! It's been so long since I've made cookies...I tend to ruin them. :/ Maybe I could swing by and *you* could make them for me. ;) lol

AnticiPlate said...

I love the huge chunks of chocolate in this cookie! I also love the idea of pulsing the nuts to give the flavor but not the texture. BRILLIANT!! All this needs is some ice cream, and I would be GOLDEN!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Kevin, this is food porn, my friend! :)

I'm hypnotized by your cookies, they're so beautiful!

Deborah said...

Yum - straight out of the oven with gooey chocolate!!

Indigo said...

Oh my god, melty chocolate photos are to die for! I love it when cookies are still warm! And yes, homemade cookies are always so much better than bought ones ^__^

LyB said...

I have never thought of pulsing the nuts in a food processor before adding them to the cookies, what a great idea! They look delightfully melty and gooey!

Rosie said...

Scrummy Kevin!! I love the combination of chocolate & pecans. Let me know if you need a cookie taster anytime *giggle*

Rosie x

Hallie Fae said...

Those look amazing. I have to try this recipe. Wow!

Syrie said...

Kevin! These photos are making my mouth water. How I wish I could have one, or two. Everything on your blog looks fantastic.

dp said...

Good Heavens, man! I don't normally have a sweet tooth, but these are sparking a craving!

Hillary said...

Oh my goodness, I want a chocolate chip cookie so badly now...you just reinvented my interest with that melty, gooey delicious photo!

Lisa said...

I just love your pictures, especially the last one. I could use one of these right this minute.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

You had with the first pic. Then when I saw the one with all that luscious, melty, gooey chocolate, well, that was just gratuitous. ;)

thislittlepiggy said...

Love!!! Chocolate AND chunk, such great words together...lovely photos!

Daziano said...

WOW!!!! YUMMY!!! And the last photo is incredible!!!

Pam said...

Melting chocolate chips. I want some, now!

cakebrain said...

those cookies ought to be illegal because they look so addictive!

Kate said...

we are in the process of baking our last batch of these scrum-diddly-umptious cookies! they are delicious! and we've discovered that you can substitute maple syrup for vanilla extract. yay for midnight baking sessions! thanks for the recipe. cheers!

HoneyB said...

Sitting here with my coffee drooling over these cookies wishing I had one to go with the coffee right now!

Grace said...

all right, i did a quick check, and that is, indeed, the finest melty-chocolate picture i've ever seen.

Kevin said...

The maple syrup sounds like a good idea!

Jennifer said...

As far as I'm concerned, there's no better cookie than one that features chocolate and pecans. Yum!

Beth G. said...

That looks fabulous- that last photo makes me want to lick the computer screen!

carolyn said...

The last pic looked awesome. Chocolate oozing out is just heaven on earth *drool*

Cooking and the City said...

Wow these look so good, I can almost taste them :-)

PheMom said...

All my favorites. Wow, wow, woo-hoo!

Aaliyah Anonymous said...

Hello there! I really like your recipe.i tried it out, however the cookies turned out a little too flat and the chocolate didt melt.but it was really good!any idea how i can make it a little thicker with the chocolate melting inside?was it the wrong chocolate used or too big chunks?

Kevin said...

Aaliyah Anonymous: You could try chilling the dough before baking or adding another 1/8 cup of all purpose flour to stop the cookies from spreading so much. I am not sure why the chocolate would not melt. I know that it cools and sets quickly after coming out of the oven.

Sophie said...

Hello Kevin, I have made these lovely cookies a couple of times & I allways had success with them, so a big Thank you!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm from Bangkok, Thailand
I just made it yesterday.
but I changed from pecan to almond
because pecan is very expensive in Thailand.
That's really good. I love it.
Thank you so much

Vintage Style Downunder said...

Hey...just found your blog and tried these cookies. They are GREAT..i used toasted almonds and left them whole tho,as I like the crunch (wanted macadamias but had none..very exp here in NZ!) also used half white choc chunks...so not EXACTLY as these...but totally inspired by them...and your recipe with some extras thrown in! haha..thanks so much for sharing.love your cooking!
jessie, nelson, nz

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