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Today's Recipe: Drop Cookies With Endless Variations

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In this video, Sarah whips up a batch of Choclate-Pecan Drop Cookies. You should definitely give them a try - they're sweet and cakey and totally classic. But when you're ready for Drop Cookies 2.0, we have you covered! Read on to get the full recipe, and to see a few of Sarah's favorite variations.


Chocolate-Pecan Drop Cookies

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon fine salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (12 ounces)
1 cup chopped pecans

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. In a medium bowl, using a mixer, beat butter and sugars until pale and fluffy, 4 minutes. Add vanilla and eggs and beat until combined. Add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Mix in chocolate chips and pecans.

2) Drop dough in 2-tablespoon-size balls on parchment-lined baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake until cookies are golden around the edges but still soft in the center, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on sheets 1 to 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks and let cool completely.

To try... A Tropical Twist
Bake... Coconut-Lime-Oatmeal Cookies

In step 1, swap 2 cups old-fashioned oats for the chocolate chips and 1 cup toasted flake coconut for the pecans. Add 1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest.

To try... A Classic Combo
Bake... Peanut Butter & Cherry Cookies

In step 1, add 1 cup creamy peanut butter with the vanilla and eggs, and swap 1 cup dried cherries for the chocolate chips and pecans.

To try... A Grown-Up Goodie
Bake... Rum-Raisin & Cashew Cookies

In step 1, swap 1 1/2 cups raisins soaked in 1/2 cup rum and drained for the chocolate chips, and 1 1/2 cups chopped cashews for the pecans.

To try... A Crave-able Treat
Chocolate-Toffee-Oatmeal Cookies

In step 1, reduce the chocolate chips to 1 cup, swap 1 cup toffee pieces for the pecans and add 1 cup old-fashioned oats.


Comments (5)

  • avatar

    Looks easy to make. thank you for sharing

  • avatar

    sticks of butter ? ( cups? ounces?

  • avatar

    2 sticks of butter = 1 cup.

  • avatar

    In Peanut butter and cherry combination:
    Should we replace regular butter with peanut butter or adding it?

    thanks in advance.

  • avatar Author Comment:

    Good question... You should just add it in! Happy baking.

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