White Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Chocolate chips are a classic, but these white chocolate chip pecan cookies are an amazing spin on a classic favorite.  Soft, chewy, white choclate-y cookies that just melt in your mouth with a sweet crunch.

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White Chocolate Pecan Cookies

There's nothing quite like biting into a warm, freshly baked chocolate chip pecan cookie. The crispy outer layer, chewy center, and crunchy bits of pecans and white chocolate make this classic cookie an irresistible treat for any occasion.

In this blog post, I'll be sharing my go-to recipe for making these delicious cookies.

If a dog is a man's best friend, than these pecan white chocolate chip cookies are his girl's.

I really don't know what the two have to do with each other. But what I do know is these Chocolate chip pecan cookies are my best friend, particularly in the holiday months.

Who am I kidding? They're my favorite on any day.

But there are a few things that are staples in my holiday palette; pumpkin (check out these pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies if you love a good cookie), white chocolate (this peppermint white chocolate hot chocolate is a fav around here), sweet potatoes (ever had sweet potato biscuits? You should def try them), and eggnog (and whew this eggnog pound cake never disappoints).

These white chocolate pecan cookies I actually stumbled on making after making my first attempt at making regular ol' homemade chocolate chip cookies.

White Chocolate Pecan Cookies

That's how it usually happens for me. I taste something and think “this would be great if I add x, or substitute z.”

White Chocolate Pecan Cookies

I decided to replace milk chocolate chips with the better tasting white chocolate. Yea I said it! And add pecans. Because I love a chocolate chip cookie with the added texture of nuts. And I usually have pecans on deck.

White Chocolate Pecan Cookies

So today, I am sharing a Kenya Rae scratch made stumbled on recipe.

White Chocolate Pecan Cookies

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White Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Pecan White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 14

Soft, chewy, white choclate-y cookies that just melt in your mouth with a sweet crunch.


  • 1 stick of salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar, I use light brown
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Heat the oven to 350℉.
  2. Using a hand or stand mixer combine the butter with the white and brown sugars.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla, mixing for only 30 seconds or so.
  4. Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mixing with a spoon or your hands to form the dough.
  5. Then add the white chocolate chips and pecans and continue to mix with a spoon or hands until incorporated into the dough.
  6. Break the dough into medium balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Allowing them space to spread between each.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes depending on your oven.
  8. Only cook until the cookies have puffed up, don't appear like wet dough anymore, and are slightly golden.
  9. Remove from pan and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.


Leaving the cookies in the oven beyond the point of them being slightly golden will cause them to overbake.  I also take them off the warm baking sheet and allow them to cool elsewhere for this same reason.  Doing it this way will yield soft chewy cookies that melt in your mouth.

A few additional helpful tips for making these white chocolate chip pecan cookies.

  • For best results, use room temperature ingredients as they will combine more easily and evenly.
  • Make sure not to over-mix the dough, as this can cause the cookies to become tough.
  • If you prefer a softer cookie, bake them for slightly less time. If you prefer a crunchier texture, leave them in the oven for a couple of minutes longer.
  • You can store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week, but they're unlikely to last that long!

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  1. I’ve been making these for like 2 years now. This is my go-to recipe when I just want cookies that are absolutely delicious and easy to make! I’ve tried with different sugars, chocolates, nuts… They ALWAYS work for me. Pro tip: I always pop them in the fridge like 30min before baking. That way if my dough is a bit too sticky it becomes firmer without having to add too much flour (they stay fluffier!).
    You’ve changed my life with this recipe, thank you!

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