Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

 My favorite recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies. I added in some caramel bits and chopped pecans for a decadent, chewy delight!

Yield: 6 dozen

Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

My favorite recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies. I added in some caramel bits and chopped pecans for a decadent, chewy delight!

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 bag (11.5oz) milk chocolate morsels
  • 1 ¼ cup caramel bits (or whole caramels, chopped)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, brown sugar and sugar until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, vanilla and milk and beat an additional 2 minutes.
  2. Add flour, baking powder and salt and beat another 2 minutes. Fold in chocolate morsels, caramel bits and pecans.
  3. On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, drop cookie dough using a 2 Tbsp scoop. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 12-14 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool on wire rack. Store in a airtight container for up to one week.

Notes

  • To freeze cookie dough, scoop dough onto a parchment paper lined, freezer safe, cookie sheet. Freeze for about 30 minutes. Remove dough and place in a freezer bag, labeled. When ready to bake, remove desired amount of dough and bake as directed. Add several minutes for frozen dough.
  • I use a pizza stone to bake my cookies, I find they spread less and don't brown on the bottom as fast. If you are having trouble with your cookies spreading, refrigerate the dough until chilled, this will help! ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

72

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on August 5, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. I love this idea to freeze the cookie dough! My son always asks for a cookie after school and this would be a great way to have them on hand.

  2. Fall is on its way and that means TONS of time for cookies, and by time I mean time where I am not a gross sweaty mess and baking cookies will NOT leave my apartment an inferno of heat. I love the caramel and pecan combo, Aimee, so chewy and decadent! 😀

  3. You had me at caramel and pecan. Girl, these look bonkers good. Cookies every Monday? I’ll be over with my sleeping bag. I love that you scooped out the dough for freezing–genius! Pinned.

  4. Such a great idea Aimee! I’m totally doing that from now on – with my regular batches. Less for me to eat…right away…

    1. Yeah, I do it with regular sized batches too! It’s such a great trick, and fresh cookies each week keep me in my kids graces 🙂

  5. Loving the combination in these cookies–I haven’t tried caramel and pecans with chocolate but now it is on my list!

  6. I love that Monday is your cookie day!!! I usually do Sunday or Monday too…that way we are stocked for the week. I don’t freeze the cookie dough though. I bag up the extra cookies in lunch box sizes and freeze those instead…if there are extras. Usually we give away half of what I make for different meetings.

  7. Very clever indeed! I’d probably resort to eating frozen dough though! The caramel bits makes these cookies especially delicious!

  8. I love your “living off the fat of the land” in the summer…a freezer full of cookie dough is a very good thing! I get lazy, so having them in the freezer to bake up at a moment’s notice is perfect for me. 🙂

    1. I’m such a dramatic teenager. Or, really, I’m so dramatic cause I live with teenagers. LOL

  9. My kids would love the Monday cookie schedule. Makes me think I should start this to ease into the school year. These look delicious!

  10. I have so many dough balls JUST LIKE that in my freezer, with the name of the dough, date, and all stacked up, layer by layer. It’s a good thing that I don’t need my freezer for anything else b/c I am not kidding you when I say that 90% of my freezer is frozen cookie dough and 10% frozen fruit/veg from TJs 🙂 These cookies look so perfectly chewy – love them! Pinned 🙂

  11. These chocolate chip cookies are loaded with all the flavors I love. I’m going to have to try these.

  12. WOW, these cookies look sooo good! I’ve been meaning to make some cookies lately and these are perfect!

  13. These cookies look fantastic! I’m going to whip up a batch of dough and freeze it, right now!

  14. The fat of the land, huh? In that case, I have a lot of land. Or a lot of fat. Because my freezer stash is HUGE. I’m more than a little scared of it!
    These cookies are fanabulous. Especially because you added caramel! And your kids are super lucky to have such a great Monday treat!

  15. My daughter would love to be at your house on Mondays. She adores cookies and would love these. So would I. I love any kind of nut in a chocolate chip cookie plus you added caramel. Oh, I love these.

    1. I love nuts in my cookies too. Usually my kids rebel, but the caramel won them over they forgot the nuts were in there!

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