Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Original recipe from Family Circle Magazine (Oct.1985) by a man named Jim Fobel. These went into almost every loot bag and lunch box when I was a kid!!! If you know this man, tell him I said "Thanks!"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325F and lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
  2. Coarsely chop all pecan halves, except 1/2 cup.
  3. In a small bowl mix together flour and baking soda.
  4. In a large bowl, beat together butter, both sugars, and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla and beat until mixed.
  5. Add flour mix to this until blended then stir in coarse chopped pecans.
  6. Using a 1/4 cup measure, shape dough into 12 mounds (6 on each sheet), space evenly.
  7. Push chocolate pieces and pecan pieces into dough.
  8. Bake for 15-17 minute until golden brown around edges and lightly coloured on top.
  9. When done let cookies rest on sheets for 3min. to firm up. Carefully lift off and turn into a brown paper bag; let stand 5 minute Transfer to wire racks and cool completely.
  10. Enjoy -- they are sooooo good!
Most Helpful

This a really good cookie, I like the twist with the peanut butter in them. I did make them regular sized though since I needed that size. A delicious cookie, packed with good chewy chocolate. I didn't use pecans, I forgot them and used plain chocolate chunks..Yummy! This was made for Fall PAC 2008.

RHIANNA T. October 19, 2008

I was so looking for a recipe for monster cookies that didn't include oat-meal. Not that I don't like it. It's the fam ya know. So, when I stumbled upon this, I knew I had to save it into my cookie's cook-book here on Zaar. This is the first one I"ve come across that includes flour and totally eliminates oatmeal. Most monster cookie recipes are the opposite. This did not disappoint. I followed all your ingredients listed except for the pecans. Again, preference. TYSM for posting this keeper SC!~

CoffeeB October 15, 2008