Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

This is a never-fail cookie; thick, chewy and utterly ice cream ready.


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1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cups sugar
3/4 cups brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups oat flour*
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 ounces bitter or semi-sweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
 *While purchased oat flour works best, you can also use regular oatmeal, ground to a powder in a blender or food processor.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

  1. Cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla and eggs.
  1. In a separate bowl, combine the oat flour, unbleached flour, soda, baking powder and salt.
  2. Gradually add the dry mixture to the butter mixture.
  1. Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans.
  1. Form the dough into tablespoon-sized balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  1. Bake for 12 minutes or until the cookies have just begun to brown on the bottoms.
  1. Transfer to racks to cool.



Preparation Time: 
30 minutes. Baking time: 12 minutes per batch