Chocolate chip and pecan cookies recipe

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makes: 12
Skill: easy
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 10 min
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  • With big chunks of chocolate and nuts, these rich and indulgent cookies are the perfect grown-up biscuits. The perfect accompaniment to that afternoon cuppa or as a lunchbox pick-me-up, these tasty sweet treats are the perfect easy baking project for the weekend. Children will love to help shape the cookies too


    • 200g dark chocolate, roughly broken
    • 100g butter, cubed
    • 50g light muscovado sugar
    • 85g golden caster sugar
    • 1tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 100g pecan nuts
    • 100g plain flour
    • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda


    • Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/gas mark 4.

    • Melt half of the chocolate over a pan of simmering water.

    • Beat in the butter, sugar, vanilla and egg until smooth. Stir in three-quarters of the nuts and remaining chocolate, then the flour and bicarbonate of soda.

    • Use a teaspoon to heap 12 blobs of the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment. Then insert the reserved nuts and chocolate into the mixture.

    • Bake for 12 minutes until firm.

    Top tip for making Chocolate chip and pecan cookies

    These tasty sweet treats make the perfect gift, presented in cellophane bags tied with a colourful ribbons

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