Friday, November 25, 2011

Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Pecan Cookies


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Mine was great!

I started my day baking this wonderful Baked Oatmeal for breakfast.  It was delicious and I really want to show it you.  I will be posting it soon :)


Then I went straight into baking and cooking for our Thanksgiving meals.  Luckily I prepped Wednesday so I wouldn’t have too much to do on Thanksgiving day.  About 4 hours in the kitchen and I was done.


The rest of my day was filled with family gatherings and eating delicious food.  I can truly say that I stuffed myself.  From the stuffing to the sweet potatoes to the pies, I ate it all!  And it was good!

After coming home from such a long day all I wanted to do was sit in bed, watch TV, and write.  And that’s exactly what I did :).


With Thanksgiving over, preparation for Christmas is in full swing.  Christmas decorations are going up, Christmas shopping is getting done, and Christmas parties are getting planned.

Because of this I want to start off the Christmas season with a simple and tasty cookie recipe.  Cookies are a great way to say Merry Christmas, and are a wonderful addition to a Christmas gift basket.


These cookies are filled with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and pecans.  They are a spin on your traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe with the same gooey chocolate chips, but with the addition of butterscotch chips and chopped pecans. 

The texture of these cookies are soft and fluffy on the inside, with the slightly crunchy exterior.  The chocolate and butterscotch chips add a gooey inside, with the pecans adding a crunch element.  


This is just one of many cookie recipes that I want to show you during this Christmas season.  Along with cookies, I have some tasty Christmas themed desserts planned :).

Enjoy!





Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Pecan Cookies
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Makes: About 20 Cookies

1 ¾ cups All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
¾ teaspoon Salt
¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) Unsalted Butter, at Room Temperature
½ cup Sugar
¾ cup Light Brown Sugar
1 ½ teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 Egg
¾ cup Chocolate Chips
¾ cup Butterscotch Chips
½ cup Pecans, Chopped

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.  Set aside.

Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.  Set aside until needed.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar until fluffy.  Add the eggs and mix until incorporated.  Mix in the vanilla.  With the mixer running on low speed, gradually add the flour mixture and beat until the batter is smooth.

Remove the bowl from stand mixer and fold in the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and chopped pecans.  Using a cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough into the palm of your hand.  Roll the cookie dough into a round ball and place on the prepared baking sheet.  Repeat with the rest of the cookie dough, leaving about 1 ½ to 2 inches in-between each cookie.

Place the cookies in the oven and bake until the edges are a light golden brown, about 10 minutes.  Let the cookies cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. 

Recipe from Sunny Side up in San Diego, who got it from Baking Bites. 

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmmmm nothing like pecans and chocolate. :) Gorgeous recipe!

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