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Chocolate Chip Pecan Crunch Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pecan Crunch Cookies. An ultimate cookie recipe combining oatmeal, chocolate chips, crunchy pecans and crispy rice cereal in every addictively scrumptious bite.

Chocolate Pecan Crunch Cookies stacked on a white plate with a glass of milk in the background

Chocolate Pecan Crunch Cookies

I’m always impressed when someone bakes for me. Unfortunately, many people get a little intimidated by the prolific baking that appears on this website. Although I can somewhat understand that, I really do prefer when people share their successes and recipes with me.

Such was the case a couple of weeks ago when my work colleague, Mary Jane showed up at my desk with 4 large chocolate chip cookies in a baggie with the proclamation that these may be the best chocolate chip cookies ever. Naturally, I was immediately interested!

Dark Chocolate Chips, to melt and dip the biscotti

I like to use 50% dark chocolate chips for this recipe but you can use semisweet or milk chocolate as well.

I should mention that Mary Jane is definitely one of the very first fans of Rock Recipes, following my food photo posts on local newsgroups even before I started this website. It must have been a bit of a surprise when I showed up in her department at Memorial University last year.

She has been very supportive and encouraging in the time I’ve come to know her. It’s always encouraging to be able to talk to and get feedback from the folks who regularly read this blog and Mary Jane has been a great representative of our readership, to be sure.

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Chocolate Pecan Crunch Cookies 2012 photo.

I shared my Chocolate Pecan Crunch Cookies

I took my 4 cookies home to the other three chocolate chip cookie snobs in my household. Yes, we are unashamed chocolate chip cookie snobs. We know what a good chocolate chip cookie is and all 4 of us can bake a mean batch at a moments notice.

These were so good that Spouse and I ate only half of ours, planning to save the other half for after dinner… Mistake! Olivia discovered our stash and gobbled up the lot!

Although not a standard chocolate chip cookie, these were outstanding. There is a lot of flavour and texture going on in these cookies and we just loved them.

The constant stream of teenagers who visit our house on a daily basis also raided the latest batch and they too were hooked. Everyone who has tried them so far loves them; a real compliment to a great cookie recipe.

Hazelnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts and pecans for Ultimate Nut Fruitcake

Hazelnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts 0r pecans work well in this recipe.

Baking time for sheet pan cookies.

A word about the baking time for these cookies; I’ve found that these need to be fully baked to an even golden brown throughout to be their best. Other cookie recipe benefit from slight under-baking in order to make the final result soft and slightly chewy but this cookie should be fully baked for the crunchy textures of the pecans and Rice Krispies to be at their best.

These are and should be large cookies, so the quarter cup measure of dough may seem a bit much but there’s something really right about baking them at that size. Add one or two to any lunchbox and see if you get any disagreement.

Originally published September 2012.

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Chocolate Pecan Crunch Cookies stacked on a white plate with a glass of milk in the background
Yield: 24 Large Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pecan Crunch Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 36 minutes

Chocolate Chip Pecan Crunch Cookies - an ultimate cookie recipe combining oatmeal, chocolate chips, crunchy pecans and crispy rice cereal in every addictively scrumptious bite.

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups) oats
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips are really good here if you like them
  • 1 ½ cups lightly toasted chopped pecans, cooled

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy, then beat in the vanilla and the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Fold in the dry ingredients until a soft dough forms along with the oats, Rice Krispies, pecans and chocolate chips.
  4. These are best baked as large cookies, so use 1/4 cup of dough per cookie, spaced about 2 inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for about 14-16 minutes or until evenly brown.
  5. Cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Calories 321Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 46mgSodium 283mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 2gSugar 21gProtein 3g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Paddy

Friday 5th of February 2021

We could not stop eating them!! Had 3 for my breakfast...after all, it has rolled oats and Rice Krispies, right? Took a longer time to make as I only put 8 on the pan at a time, well worth the work though! Next time I will have to hide some, my son took a whole container to work! Working night shift gets hard on a guy!

Judy

Sunday 31st of January 2021

These cookies were amazing! I loved the texture and flavour. I made 2 dozen smaller cookies which were a big hit with my family.

Arleen

Thursday 28th of January 2021

Hello, love some of your recipes that I have tried & enjoy reading the rest. My issue is I am looking for lower sugar & carb recipes as my partner is a diabetic. Do you have any suggestions for reducing the sugar in your Chocolate Crunch Pecan Cookies as an example. Thanks in advance

Barry C. Parsons

Wednesday 27th of April 2016

Never tried it. They'd probably be too sweet for me. You can try though.

Carmella Maga

Sunday 17th of April 2016

Amazing taste and texture! I have tried so many of your recipes and have never been disappointed! Thank You!

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