Easy Pecan Chocolate Thins (Cookies)

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

These are so ridiculously easy to make and bake within 5 minutes. You can sub toasted walnuts in place of pecans. Just be careful not to overcook them, and don't use a dark baking sheet to make these. Here's a tip, purchase a big bag of walnuts and/or pecans, then toast in the oven and keep in a plastic bag in the freezer to have ready when you need them for cookies, they will last for a very long time in the freezer. Warning, you won't be able to stop eating these, they are THAT good! You can make these cookies up to 2 days ahead and store in an airtight container.

Top Review by jnettes

These cookies were very easy to make. I ran into problems when baking. The butter seemed to melt as the cookies were baking so I ended up with a greasy sheet. I used parchment paper to line the cookie sheet the 2nd time and it was not as greasy. I also used regular sized chocolate chips and so the cookies had to be a little bigger ( 1 tsp drops vs. 1/2 tsp as stated). Overall, these were very tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup butter, softened (no substitutes)
  • 13 cup brown sugar
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 14 cup flour
  • 4 ounces pecans, lightly toasted, minced and cooled (1 cup)
  • 12 cup mini chocolate chip (optional)


  1. Set oven to 400 degrees (set oven rack to middle position).
  2. In a bowl using an electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar and salt until light and fluffy (about 4 minutes).
  3. Beat in egg and vanilla until just combined.
  4. Sift the flour over the batter, then fold into the batter.
  5. Fold in minced pecans and chocolate chips (if using).
  6. Drop by level 1/2 teaspoons batter leaving about 2-inches apart.
  7. Bake for about 5-6 minutes or until pale golden around edges.
  8. Carefully loosen hot cookies with a metal spatula and transfer to racks to cool (if cookies become to firm to remove without breaking, just return to oven for a cople of seconds to soften).

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