Motivated by the desire to make something with pecans and chocolate, I ended up making this recipe last weekend. These cookies are really very good! They taste somewhat like regular chocolate chip cookies, which is surprising given their dark color.
Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies
1 C butter
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1.5 C flour
4 Tbs unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
6oz semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 C toasted pecans (I toast lightly in a small no-stick pan for 5-10 mins on low heat, watching and stirring all the while)
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add lightly beaten eggs and vanilla and mix.
Mix sifted dry ingredients into creamed mixture and stir.
Mix in chocolate and pecans.
Drop teaspoon size balls of dough on greased cookie sheet (Pam works nicely) and bake for 10-11 minutes at 350 degrees.