Sunday, March 06, 2011

Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies

After being sick for some time I am finally back to my old self again. I need some comfort food. What could I whip up to make this day even better? Something like cookies? My favorite, or everyone’s favorite is chocolate chip cookies. These are the perfect chocolate chip cookies for me. Crispy edges with slightly chewy center and an exploding rich chocolate chips and a hint of coffee flavor. Yummy!!




Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp instant coffee
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups (16 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecan


1. In a large bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars until smooth and creamy. Scrape down bowl and add eggs, one at a time, beating until incorporated. The mixture will look light and fluffy. Add vanilla, instant coffee and beat for 5 seconds.
2. Add half of the flour mixture and mix for 15 seconds. Add the remaining flour mixture and beat until just incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips and pecan. Cover the bowl and let the dough rest in the fridge for an hour.
3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Use your hands or ice-scope shape the dough into one inch sized balls.
4. Place on prepared baking sheet, 1-inch apart. Bake for 15-16 minutes or until light golden brown
5. Remove baking sheet from the oven and cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Transfer the individual cookies to the wire rack to cool completely

20 comments:

Alice said...

i dont really like cookies with any kind of nuts..but chocolate chips cookies with coffee???
i want.....!!! :P
thks for the recipe, i will make without the pecan - should be ok right?

Zue Murphy said...

I am glad you are well now. Choc chips cookies is my favorite too. Add some macademia nuts, that's it beb.

Beachlover said...

hmmmm I bet this cookies must taste delicious especially wt pecan!! too bad I still have CNY and Xmas cookies sitting around if not I try to bake something like this for my old blog..

Beachlover said...

oh!! so sorry to hear you still sick..I guess the weather change is one of the reason too..last week I had sore throat and Mishu had ear infection..Hope you feel better and take care ☺

Jennifurla said...

We are getting a cold here too! I am glad since vacation is around the corner. I would rather get sick beforehand!

Love the hint of coffee

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Oh, there's coffee in there?
Sounds pretty interesting.
My MIL got me a 2 lb bag of pecans. kekeke. I'm still thinking of how to get started with it.

ReeseKitchen said...

Oh I like this!! Pei-Lin did baked something similar for us last few days when we met...yum yum!! But hers without pecan..;p
Bet yours are as delicious as hers..oh I want to try leh..lol!

The Sweetylicious said...

the cookies look so delicious, chocolaty and crispy! yummy! (:

Jeannie said...

A great pick me up after sickness, but not too much though... considered "heaty" for the body.

Yummy Koh said...

I love those cookies....

The Sudden Cook said...

They look crunchy and pecans in cookies are one of my favs!

Elin said...

Gertrude...those cookies looks crunchy and delicious and I am sure they will cheer you up. Weather is cold so take care and keep warm :)

Pei-Lin said...

To be honest, I much prefer chewy choc chip cookies to crunchy, shortbready type. Hehe ... I've found my favorite CCC recipe, too!

Take care! Stay fit! Don't overwork yourself even though you've just recovered.

ICook4Fun said...

Alice, you can just omit the nuts.

Zue, I am ok now but still have some cough.

Lesley, I gave away all my CNY cookies so nothing left. I am ok now but the cough still lingers around. Hope you and Mishu will be well soon.

Jennifurla, hope you don't get sick.

Wendy, chocolate and coffee goes really well with each ohter. You can make some pecan pie with it.

Reese, I like to have nuts in my chocolate chips cookies :)

Sweetylicious, thank you.

ICook4Fun said...

Jeannie, yea I just took two of it with a glass of milk. My hubby ate most of it :)

Yummy Koh, thanks.

The Sudden Cook, mine too beside walnuts.

Elin, the weather is getting warmer here. It is in the high 40's and low 50's F.

Pei-Lin, I prefer the curnchy ones. Looking foward to see you CCC posting. You take care too and don't work too hard.

Shereen said...

Gert,
Sorry lambat..don't know why I can't open most of the blogs yesterday.You know what, I also have been baking Choc chip cookies these few weeks.Berbatch-batch i buat until the boys and girl tengok pun fed-up..but habis also..hehehe!

Cheah said...

Looks good, crunchy. Bet they help to cheer you up.

Jess @ Bakericious said...

oh these cookies looks good, yummy!

Jenn@ChasingFoodDreams said...

Thanks Gert! I m always looking out for a good CC recipe..:)

Baizura said...

Hi I m Baizura from Shah Alam, i came across ur fantastic blog when i was searching for choc chip cookie recipe. I am definitely going to try this. Thank you for sharing!!