Rich, chewy chocolate chip cookies made with crunchy pecans and chopped dark chocolate all in one bowl. These pecan chocolate chip cookies have crisp edges and chewy centers with an incredible chocolatey, nutty flavor. You and your family will LOVE these cookies!
1cupchopped dark chocolateor any chocolate of your choice
Flaky sea salt for garnish
In a stand mixer or a large bowl with a handheld mixer, cream butter and sugars. Add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth and well combined.
To the same bowl, add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix until just combined. Do NOT over mix. Fold in chopped chocolate and pecans.
Using a cookie scoop, form dough into balls (approx. 1.5 tablespoons of dough). Place on a baking sheet and refrigerate the dough balls for, at least, 20 minutes (the longer, the better). You can freeze any leftover dough for future use.
When ready to bake, remove dough from the fridge. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place dough balls on the baking sheet.
Bake for 10-11 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with sea salt. It's ok if they are a little undercooked, they will continue to bake as they cool. Also, if they puff up a bit, they will deflate as they cool. Cool for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!