Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 cup 2 sticks butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla; beat until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to butter mixture and beat until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans with a rubber spatula.
  4. Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto the prepared pans, leaving about 2 inches between each one. Bake 8 - 10 minutes, switching pans halfway through. Cookies should be lightly golden but noy browned. Overbaking will result in crunchy cookies.
  5. Let cool on cookie sheets for about 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.