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Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea-Salted, Slow-Roasted Pecans
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dessert/Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pecans
Servings: 30
Calories: 383 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
Ingredients for the slow roasted pecans:
  • 3 cups pecans coarsely broken
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt flakes I love Maldon (this sounds like a lot of salt but some of it will end up at the bottom of the pan)
Ingredients for the cookies:
  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks or 8 ounces
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups cake flour
  • 1 ½ cups bread flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 pound chocolate chips
  • 3 cups slow roasted pecans see recipe
Instructions for the pecans:
  1. Several hours ahead of time preheat oven to 250˚F. Combine pecans, butter, olive oil and sea salt on a sheet pan, Roast in oven, stirring occasionally for about 1 hour or until deep golden brown. Remove from oven and cool completely.
Instructions for the cookies:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  3. Reduce speed to low and add both flours, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, chocolate chips and 2 cups of the pecans; mix until well combined.
  4. Using a 4-ounce scoop for larger cookies or a 1-ounce scoop for smaller cookies, scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Tuck 6-8 pieces of reserved pecans onto the tops of each cookie. Bake until lightly browned, but still soft, about 20 minutes for larger cookies and about 15 minutes for smaller cookies. Cool slightly on baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Martha Stewart

Nutrition Facts
Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea-Salted, Slow-Roasted Pecans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 282mg12%
Potassium 102mg3%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.