My husband suffered a massive stroke in early June. Initially, all the medical staff thought he was going to die. By a miracle of God and some fantastic doctors and staff, he survived. He transferred over to inpatient rehab the end of June. John always likes me to bring in cookies for the staff whenever I can. So I whipped up a batch of these jewels the first time I came to visit him in rehab.
I get that a lot of people can’t do nuts anymore. But if you can, the pecans make these cookies even better, in my opinion. Every bite is so gob smacking good that you’ll have a lot of happy campers in your home when you make these. 🙂
These cookies are terrific for tailgating parties, potlucks or backyard barbecues.
These gob smacking cookies will have you drooling from the first bite.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Soften butter. Place in a mixing bowl with sugar, brown sugar and vanilla.
Mix ingredients with an electric mixer until combined.
Stir baking soda and salt into flour and mix well. Add flour mixture to wet mixture in mixing bowl.
Mix again until flour ingredients are incorporated.
Add chocolate chips and chopped pecans.
Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine.
Measure out four teaspoons of cookie dough in a small cookie scoop.
Place cookie dough about 3 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Freeze cookie tray about 10-15 minutes.
Bake cookies at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Rotate cookie sheets on racks every six minutes while baking.
These cookies are fantastic for Christmas Cookie Exchanges, too.
These Chocolate Chip Cookies are even better with pecans!
Here’s the recipe.
(Recipe adapted from Judy Lyle, Northborough, MA; source: Nestle’s Toll House Cookie recipe)
These are also great snacks to take to ball games, soccer practice or on picnics.
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. Oh yes!