Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies – An Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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When you need a new go-to cookie recipe, try these Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies which are chock-full of chocolate chips and pecans. If you like a bakery-style chocolate chip cookie that has a lot of texture, then this is the cookie for you.

When you need a new go-to cookie recipe, try these Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies which are chock-full of chocolate chips and pecans.

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies with pecans are a throwback to Barbara’s high school days. A friend’s mom used to make them and 15 years later, Barbara still thinks about them. So she asked for the recipe and Nan (the friend’s mom) was sweet enough to share it.

Imagine a big, thick, bakery-style chocolate chip cookie.  These chocolate chip cookies are soft and chewy and amazing.

When Barbara made them for the first time herself, she was transported right back to her high school days…except for the kids begging her to share!

Barbara’s comments after tasting the first batch, “OMG these were awesome. Amazing how a bite of a recipe can take you back to a different time in your life.

When you need a new go-to cookie recipe, try these Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies which are chock-full of chocolate chips and pecans.

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Nuts Ingredients:

Flour

Salt

Baking Soda

Sugar

Brown Sugar

Vanilla

Eggs

Margarine, cold

Chocolate Chips

Pecans, chopped

When you need a new go-to cookie recipe, try these Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies which are chock-full of chocolate chips and pecans.

Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe:

The recipe is very similar to the one Barbara usually uses (her husband LOVES chocolate chip cookies) with the exception of substituting margarine for the Crisco (shortening) and the method in which these are made.

Minor changes make a huge difference. Stick to the instructions to get a big, thick, bakery-style chocolate chip cookie.

Tip #1: Do not over mix or handle the dough in any step. That is the secret to this old fashioned chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Tip #2: Do NOT use a mixer. Mix everything by hand. Be sure to pull out your pastry blender if you have one. If not, use a fork to incorporate the margarine in with the sugars or even your clean hands.

Tip #3:  When everything is mixed, there should be visible pea-sized pieces of margarine in the dough.

Tip #4: Remove chocolate chip cookies with pecans from the pan immediately after they come out of the oven. Place on a cooling rack.

When you need a new go-to cookie recipe, try these Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies which are chock-full of chocolate chips and pecans.

How to Make Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies:

For the full ingredient list and amounts for chocolate chip pecan cookies, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients — flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  3. With a fork, shave cold margarine into the dry ingredients.
  4. Add wet ingredients to the margarine mixture and lightly combine.
  5. Gently stir in chocolate chips and chopped pecans.
  6. Roll dough into golf ball sized cookies and place on cookie sheet. Do not overcrowd cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 13-17 minutes in preheated oven. Remove from pan immediately after taking out of oven.

When you need a new go-to cookie recipe, try these Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies which are chock-full of chocolate chips and pecans.

Notes About Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe:

  • These are a bakery-style chocolate chip cookie. They are larger, thicker and have a nice soft texture.
  • The key to this entire recipe is to not use a mixer and do not over-mix in any step of the recipe.
  • Use a fork, knife, your hands or a pastry blender to shave the COLD margarine into the dry ingredients.
  • When everything is added, there should be pea-sized bits of margarine all throughout the dough.
  • Roll the pecan chocolate chip cookie dough into golf-ball sized dough balls.
  • Remove the cookies from the pan IMMEDIATLY after they come out of the oven onto a cooling rack.

When you need a new go-to cookie recipe, try these Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies which are chock-full of chocolate chips and pecans.

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When you need a new go-to cookie recipe, try these Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies which are chock-full of chocolate chips and pecans.
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5 from 2 votes

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

These ultimate chocolate chip cookies are full of chocolate chips and nuts.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bakery-style chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip cookies with pecans, pecan chocolate chip cookies, ultimate chocolate chip cookies
Servings: 18
Calories: 285kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups flour (level out the 2 cups, but heap the 1/4 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon salt heaping
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda heaping
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 sticks Imperial margarine cold (not softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 11.5 oz. bag chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Gently mix flour, salt and baking soda.
    When you need a new go-to cookie recipe, try these Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies which are chock-full of chocolate chips and pecans.
  • In a separate bowl, combine both sugars and vanilla; add eggs and incorporate by hand. Do not over mix!
    When you need a new go-to cookie recipe, try these Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies which are chock-full of chocolate chips and pecans.
  • With a fork, shave the cold margarine into the flour mixture. Once again, do not over mix. There should be butter shavings visible throughout the cookie dough.
    When you need a new go-to cookie recipe, try these Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies which are chock-full of chocolate chips and pecans.
  • Add the dry margarine mixture into the wet mixture. Use a pastry blender to incorporate the margarine until large chunks of margarine remain. Do not over mix!
    When you need a new go-to cookie recipe, try these Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies which are chock-full of chocolate chips and pecans.
  • Add pecans and chocolate chips. Do not over mix!
    When you need a new go-to cookie recipe, try these Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies which are chock-full of chocolate chips and pecans.
  • Gently, scoop golf ball sized balls of dough onto cookie sheet six to a sheet pan. Do not over pat or touch the dough too much.
    When you need a new go-to cookie recipe, try these Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies which are chock-full of chocolate chips and pecans.
  • Bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven for 13 or 15 minutes.
  • Remove from sheet pan immediately and cool on a wire rack.
    When you need a new go-to cookie recipe, try these Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies which are chock-full of chocolate chips and pecans.

Notes

  • These are a bakery-style chocolate chip cookie. They are larger, thicker and have a nice soft texture.
  • The key to this entire recipe is to not use a mixer and do not over-mix in any step of the recipe.
  • Use a fork, knife, your hands or a pastry blender to shave the COLD margarine into the dry ingredients.
  • When everything is added, there should be pea-sized bits of margarine all throughout the dough.
  • Roll the pecan chocolate chip cookie dough into golf-ball sized dough balls.
  • Remove the cookies from the pan IMMEDIATLY after they come out of the oven onto a cooling rack.
  • We also love this crispy, mini chocolate chip cookie recipe

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 318mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 481IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

When you need a new go-to cookie recipe, try these Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies which are chock-full of chocolate chips and pecans.

 

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4 Comments

  1. This is my favorite chocolate chip recipe. I also like that you mix everything by hand. Just wanted to point out that your directions in the recipe don’t agree with what you write in your article. I believe that you intend for the margarine to be mixed into to the dry ingredients, but the recipe states to mix it into the sugar mixture. Thanks for sharing your recipes. Looks like there are some more good ones to try!

    1. Oh my, thanks for the catch. You are correct, shave that margarine into the flour mixture. We made the correction! Thanks again!

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