Chocolate Chunk Molasses Cookies with Pecans
Chocolate Chunk Molasses Cookies with Pecans aren't your ordinary cookie. They're a delicious cookie with a celebration of flavors and textures.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Servings 32 Cookies
- 16 tbsp butter unsalted
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar I use dark but light is fine too
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 3.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup chocolate chunks I used dark chocolate *plus additional pieces for garnish
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans *plus additional pieces for garnish
- 1/2 cup turbinado sugar
In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter until fluffy, approximately 2 minutes. Add white sugar and brown sugar. Beat until well blended. Add eggs one at a time and mix well. Add molasses and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
With the mixer on low, add the dry ingredients a little at a time. Scrape down sides as needed. Add chocolate chunks and pecans and mix only until combined.
Chill the dough for 30 minutes. This is also when I preheat my oven to 350°F. Grease baking sheets or line them with parchment paper. Put the turbinado sugar into a bowl.
Scoop 2 tablespoons of dough out for each cookie. Roll it in turbinado sugar. *Top with additional chunks of chocolate and pecans if desired. Place them on the baking sheet 2 inches apart.
Bake for 11 to 12 minutes turning the baking sheets halfway through baking. Don't overbake. Let cookies cool on the pan for 5 minutes and then remove them from the pan and let them continue to cool on a wire rack or on the parchment paper placed on a counter.
Store cookies in an airtight container or freeze for up to 6 months.
Serving: 32g | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.