Deluxe Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Ready In:
- 1hr 5mins
4 dozen cookies
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup solid Crisco shortening
- 1 1⁄2 cups firmly packed brown sugar (half light-brown sugar and half dark-brown sugar)
- 2 large eggs
- 3 -4 drops texas pete hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 24 ounces nestle toll house semisweet chocolate morsels
- 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted and broken by hand
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In another bowl, combine Crisco and brown sugar; beat until light and creamy. Add eggs, hot sauce and vanilla extract; beat until light and fluffy.
- Gradually blend in flour mixture.
- Stir in morsels and pecans; drop by well-rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Allow to stand 2 to 3 minutes before removing from cookie sheets; cool.
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While these are good cookies, nothing really distinguishes them from other chocolate chip cookie recipes, and I actually prefer my old tried and true recipe. Not sure why it won second place at a state fair or why Texas Pete sauce was a necessary ingredient. It added no flavor that I could detect. Still a good tasting cookie, just not as unique as I had hoped.
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