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Salted Chocolate Pecan Cookies #ChristmasCookies

Salted Chocolate Pecan Cookies will become your new go-to Christmas cookie. Browned butter chocolate chip and pecan cookies are sprinkled with a pinch of salt before baking for a delicious sweet and salty combination. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 hrs 13 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 2 dozen cookies
Calories 202 kcal


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • kosher salt for sprinkling


Brown the Butter

  • Add butter to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Swirl it frequently so the butter does not burn.
  • After the butter begins to foam, reduce the heat to medium and continue swirling.
  • When the butter has turned brown and has a nutty aroma, remove it from the heat.
  • Transfer to an heat safe bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

For the Cookies:

  • Preheat the oven to 375. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Combine the chilled brown butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar together in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes, or until fully combined and fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla.
  • Slowly add in the flour mixture until a soft dough forms.
  • Mix in the chocolate chips and chopped pecans.
  • Scoop out golf-ball sized balls of dough and place on the prepared baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
  • Lightly sprinkle with kosher salt.
  • Bake for 10-11 minutes or until golden.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Browned butter can be made a day in advance if it is kept in the fridge.
Chocolate Chips, mini chocolate chips or even chocolate chunks can be used in this recipe.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 202kcalCarbohydrates: 23.5gProtein: 2.5gFat: 11.2gSaturated Fat: 6.5gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 194mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 13.8g

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Keyword Chewy Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies, christmas cookies, Salted Chocolate Pecan Cookies
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