Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies

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based on 52 reviews
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30 min.
40 min.
48 cookies (4 dozen)

Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect everywhere and anytime, and will delight family, friends and guests. An amazing flavor combination of pecans and milk chocolate morsels make this cookie a winner. Created by Sandra D. Hickey, Chandler, AZ.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup ground pecans
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
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PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, ground pecans, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter and vegetable shortening in large mixer bowl on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract; beat until well combined. Gradually beat in as much flour mixture as possible. Stir in remaining flour mixture, morsels and nuts. (Recipe may be made ahead up to this point. If desired, cover and refrigerate dough for 4 hours or up to 3 days.) Drop by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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Best ever!

These are really the best cookies I have ever made. The addition of ground pecans makes for a wonderful texture, and the balance of shortening with butter makes it flavorful and it rises nicely. It's been my go-to recipe for quite a while!

- Shannon Brandner

Not my cup of tea

The cookies were tasty, but not exactly what I like. The cookies were hard. My kids liked the flavor but did not like that they were hard also. I think next time a box of vanilla pudding should be added to soften it up.

- Zoila Carroll from Flushing, NY

Gourmet = Shortening Taste?

I thought these cookies tasted too much like the 1/2 cup of shortening required in the recipe. If I were to do this again, I think I would reduce that amount.

- Eric Watson from Columbus, OH

Great Tasting Cookies

Best chocolate chips cookies I have ever made! I made them for a work event and everyone that tasted them said they were one of the best chocolate chip cookies they had every had.

- Valerie Alfaro from Las Vegas, NV

gourmet chocolate chip cookies

These are the best cookies by far. Really tasty!! I love chocolate chip cookies, and these are the winner

- deborah pittman from cornelius, NC

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/48 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 48

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 150
  • Calories from Fat: 90
  • Total Fat: 10g (15% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3g (15% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 15mg (5% of DV)
  • Sodium: 55mg (2% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 15g (5% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (2% of DV)
  • Sugars: 11g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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