This was a new recipe for me that I found it on Pinterest and thought I would give it a shot. It was really easy to put together and it makes a TON so it’s a great recipe to make for a party, or if you want to just bake a few at a time and have plenty of dough for the freezer. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t a huge fan of the first batch that came out of the oven. I felt like the pecans were really overwhelming and I wasn’t crazy about the flavor (and I love pecans so trust me, it was a lot). When I made another batch the next day, however, they were delicious! I may not have mixed the pecans in very well the first time, so make sure your pecans are thoroughly mixed in with the rest of the batter.
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 bag (11.5 oz) chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet, but use your favorite!)
- 1 1/4 cups caramel bits
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugars until creamy (1-2 minutes).
- Add eggs, vanilla and milk and beat for an additional two minutes.
- Add flour, baking powder, and salt and beat another two minutes.
- Drop cookie dough on a parchment lined baking sheet. Tip: I typically load all the dough balls on to a baking sheet and then pop in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes. It seems to make the dough hold up better and not spread as much during baking. If you’re in a rush, don’t worry about freezing. They’ll still be delish!
- After the dough has firmed up in the freezer, pull out the amount that you want to bake and bake at 375 for 12-14 minutes (if using completely frozen dough, you may need to add a minute or two to your baking time).
- Pop the leftover dough balls in a Ziplock bag and put back in the freezer. When baking frozen dough, you may need to add a couple more minutes to your baking time. I’ve made two batches from the frozen dough, and I have only had to add one minute so keep an eye on it!
Super easy, delicious and leaves you with leftovers? No brainer! I like the option of only baking one tray’s worth of cookies at a time and still having dough ready to go when my sweet tooth kicks in. For updates on new posts, follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.