There’s something so satisfying about a good tasting cookie, like our Pecan Praline Chocolate Chip Cookies. I mean, what’s not to like? They’re chocolaty, crisp along the edges with a soft center. And with the addition of pecan pralines, and both white and semi-sweet chocolate chips here’s no stopping this cookie from shooting straight to the top of your favorite cookie list. Grab the recipe down below!
Pecan Praline Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cookies. Who doesn’t love them? We all have our favorites. Peanut Butter. Oatmeal Raisin. Butter Cookies, etc. But what’s even better was my son, Zayd’n and I, developing this easy and out of this world delicious Praline Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.
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There’s something extraordinary about creating something memorable with family; this is a recipe he’ll always remember, and it’s a potential family legacy that can be passed down to his kids (and your family) as well. Now, that’s saying something!
Passing down family traditions
There’s little in life more special and fulfilling than passing down family traditions from our forebears on to the next generation. Just like my mom passing down her love of Land O’ Lakes butter to all of her eight kids. My mom was very picky when it came to the products she used to feed her growing family. Case in point, if my mom sent you to the store to get Land O’ Lakes butter and you came back with something else other than Land O’ Lakes, guess what? You were heading back to the store. Mrs. Worthey didn’t play when it came to preparing delicious food made with quality products like Land O’ Lakes butter.
Did you know Land O’ Lakes began making butter way back in 1921? It’s true, and they were the first company to make quality butter using fresh, sweet cream and boy was that a game changer! Now, that’s a tradition worth handing down.
Teaching my boys how to cook and prepare meals for themselves is one of my greatest joys because I want them to be capable of not only feeding themselves but to also know how to cook good food. It’s a skill set that will serve them well their whole lives.
And when it comes to cookies, well, aren’t cookies like good friends, in that whenever delicious, fresh out of the oven cookies make an appearance they’re going to make you feel better instantly. Cookies, when made with quality ingredients, are the ultimate comfort food.
Let me be 100% honest with ya’ll; these Praline Chocolate Chip Cookies are the stuff cookie dreams are made of, and I’m not even kidding a little bit. So, if you love lots of chocolate chips, and if you’re partial to pecan pralines, then there’s a pretty good chance you’ll fall in love with this cookie recipe 🍪.
What You’ll Need To Make These Praline Chocolate Chip Cookies:
Butter. Want to make the best cookies possible? The answer is always 100% sweet cream butter. And if you make browned butter this recipe is even butter, I mean better!
Sugar. I like using a combination of both white granulated white sugar and light brown sugar. Adding the light brown sugar gives the cookies a richer taste.
Eggs. Of course, farm-fresh eggs are always a good look when it comes to baking delicious cookies but use good quality store-bought eggs if you don’t have access to fresh eggs.
Pure Vanilla Extract. Adding a hint of vanilla is a must-have crucial step in the right direction when it comes to guaranteeing the best results possible when it comes to homemade from scratch cookies.
Flour. All you need is all-purpose flour, sifted or unsifted either or works just fine.
Baking Powder + Baking Soda. I always recommend using an equal measure of both backing powder and baking soda. Add them both with results in cookies that aren’t flat. True story.
Salt. For me, my first choice is always going to be flaky sea salt. But use what you have on hand whether it’s table salt, coarse salt, or Kosher salt.
Chocolate Chips. When it comes to adding chocolate chips you definitely got options. Semi-sweet, dark chocolate, or white chocolate. Chose your favorite. How about this? Use all three!
Praline Pecans. If you love pecans then you are going to love baking cookies with praline pecans, it’s a touch of toasted sweetness you will not soon forget.
You Will Love Our Praline Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Because:
Easy To Make
Have A Buttery Flavor
Overflowing With Chocolate Chips
Have The Crunch Of Pecan Pralines
Make The Perfect Anytime Cookie
Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Cravings
🍪Happy Holidays, from The Wortheys!🍪
How to make Praline Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt (I recommend Maldon, you can order it here You may also find it at Williams-Sonoma or a local market)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 1/2 sticks unsalted Land O’ Lakes butter softened (room temperature)
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups chocolate semi-sweet
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups chopped praline pecans
*Note: Reserve a half-cup of mixed semi-sweet and white chocolate chips and a half-cup of the chopped praline pecans for putting the finishing touch on the cookies as soon as they come out of the oven and still warm.
- Before baking, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, add the sifted flour, flaky sea salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix well with a whisk or fork to combine the ingredients.
- Using a medium-low setting on your stand mixer, cream together the light brown sugar, white granulated sugar, and butter until the mixture is smooth.
- Adjust the speed of the mixture to low and add the pure vanilla extract, then crack in the eggs one at a time, making sure the previous egg is combined before adding the second egg.
- With the still on low add the dry ingredients a cupful at a time, making sure each cup in just combined before adding the next cup.
- After the dry ingredients have been incorporated, fold in the semi-sweet and white chocolate chips and chopped praline pecans until they are thoroughly mixed throughout the cookie dough.
- Turn the cookie dough out onto a sheet of plastic wrap, form the cookie dough into a disc, and cover completely with the plastic wrap, then place the cookie dough into the fridge to chill up to four hours or overnight.
- Remove the chilled cookie dough from the fridge and unwrap, using a small 2-ounce scoop, form the cookie into balls then place the cookie dough on a parchment-lined cookie sheet or non-stick sheet about 2-inches apart. Place the sheeted cookie dough back into the fridge for 15 minutes.
- Now place the cookie sheet on the center rack of a 350 degree preheated oven.
- Bake for 15-minutes or until the edges of the cookies begins to turn brown.
- Remove the Chocolate Chip + Praline Cookies from the oven and let them cool.
- While the cookies are still warm press extra chocolate chips and chopped praline pecan pieces into the cookies to give them a gourmet look.
- Once the cookies have cooled serve.
Now that you’ve got this recipe, it’s time to make some new family freshly baked cookie traditions with your friends and family. You won’t regret it, not one little bit. So, what’s your most cherished family recipe tradition? Leave your answer in the comments below; we’d love to hear from you!
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