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Chocolate chip cookies have always been my favorite cookies. The semi-sweet chips keep them from being overpoweringly sweet; the pecans add a level of complexity not found in cookies without them. I love enjoying them with a fresh cup of hot coffee.

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pecans

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg
  • 1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cream butter, sugars, and vanilla in a large mixer bowl. Add eggs in one at a time. Gradually add in dry ingredients. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by tablespoon full onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an air-tight container.