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Double Chocolate Pecan Cookies

I received this recipe from my sister-in-law more than 35 years ago. Chock-full of chocolate, these crispy cookies have a tantalizing aroma while baking. —Marilyn Spangler, Oak Creek, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    6 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in chocolate and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until tops are cracked. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • The pecans and chocolate make cookies like these easy Thanksgiving desserts.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cookie: 93 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 73mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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    • muffbear74
      Jul 14, 2017

      Very good. Will probably use more cinnamon next time, as I love the combination of chocolate and cinnamon.

    • Mariellyn25
      Apr 29, 2016

      I had everything but the chips so I had to go without and they are delicious. I followed the recipe except added a teaspoon of almond extract and used pecans and walnuts. these. Thank you.

    • pgoedl
      Jan 17, 2016

      Excellent double chocolate cookie! It has the perfect combination of crunchy outside and chewy inside. As recommended I doubled the cinnamon. I also wanted to mention that my first batch did not spread out very much while baking which is probably why another reviewer said they were crumbly. On the remaining batches I rolled the tablespoon of dough into balls, placed on the cookie sheet and pressed down to slightly flatten the dough before baking. These needed to bake the full 12 minutes. They turned out perfectly...very delicious!

    • mikelssword
      Mar 19, 2015

      I just baked these cookies and they are the best chocolate cookie I have ever tasted. I used 1/2tsp. of cinnamon and 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. I sprinkled the tops of the cookies with coarse sugar before baking and they are fantastic. I got 7 dozen cookies from this recipe.

    • trkpur
      Feb 3, 2015

      This was great! I love a crunchy cookie and I wasn't disappointed!

    • nancy03743
      Jul 7, 2010

      Wonderful recipe. I halved it and it made 2 dozen good size cookies. Left them in 12 minutes. Easy, fast and delicious. A keeper.

    • mchenryed
      Mar 5, 2010

      This cookie is one of my favorites. It is fairly easy to make. I really recommend using Penzy's cinnamon for this and even doubling the amount of cinnamon that the recipe calls for. It adds a nice kick and the flavor really comes out. This cookie is also a hit amongst my coworkers as well.