Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

Sep 21, 12 Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

By Kelly Bogard

Little known fact… Today is National Pecan Cookie Day! That is a pretty big day in my house for several reasons. Number one, I make cookies. Number two, I make cookies with the Texas state nut. Number three, I make cookies with Texas pecans, chocolate chips and sea salt. Now do you see why it is such a happy day at my house?

These cookies are so good they take two days to make. Don’t worry, you won’t actually be baking for two days. You just make the dough 24 hours in advance so it has time to become the most wonderfully crispy and chewy cookie you have ever had. I can already smell them baking, so let’s get started.

For Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt, you will need…Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt
1 cup salted butter (2 sticks), softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp. table salt
1 tbsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. milk
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cake flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1-1/2 cups Texas pecans, chopped
Sea salt

First things, first. Cream together the softened butter and sugars until fluffy.
Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

Now add in the vanilla, milk and eggs. Mix until well combined.

Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

While you continue to mix, add 1/2 teaspoon table salt and baking soda. Then slowly add the flours by the spoonful so everything gets mixed evenly.

Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

Finally, stir in the chocolate chips and pecans. Cover the batter and refrigerate for at least 24 hours. This is the end of day one.

Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

The next day, preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the batter from the refrigerator, and scoop rounded spoonfuls onto a baking sheet. Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt, and bake for 12-13 minutes. Once done, remove them from the baking sheet and set aside to cool. Repeat these steps until you have finished off the dough.

Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

These cookies are so super moist and chewy. They remind me of the cookies my mom used to bring home from the store. You know, the ones made by the elves… Except these have my favorite nut and the sea salt is the perfect topper to the sugary goodness below.

So go ahead, make yourself some pecan cookies in honor of National Pecan Cookie Day. The Texas pecan farmers appreciate your business. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!

Kelly Bogard

Food Editor

Kelly Bogard is the official Texas Table Top food editor, chef, food stylist/photographer and more. When she’s not busy cooking up a delicious recipe for Texas Table Top, she and her husband “D” are busy trying to keep up with their daughter “Butters” and enjoy anything outdoors

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