Well, I finally am sharing with you my ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe. This is my tried and true recipe that I have been using for years. It is the perfect combination of chocolate, pecans and, of course, rolled oats. Cookie perfection! 🙂
Jamie and I had our friends, Aviva and Adam, over for dinner this weekend. With spring in the air we wanted to present a dessert that spoke to the warmer weather and bright sunshine. Nothing says warm weather like ice cream, but since I wanted to at least have some part of dessert be homemade, we settled on ice cream sandwiches – settled, like you had to twist my arm to make me eat an ice cream cookie sandwich! 🙂
Ice cream sandwiches are that perfect combination of chewy and delicious cookies (that have to be chocolate chip) and rich and creamy vanilla ice cream. Yummy!
Since, in my opinion, the cookies had to be chocolate chip, I grabbed my tried and true Mrs. Fields Cookie cookbook* and immediately went to her recipe for Pecan Supremes.
*I have mentioned it before, but this cookbook is amazing, it really is the only cookie cookbook your kitchen needs. Every recipe that I have tried from this book turns out great. They are all crowd favourites!
As I mentioned before, this is my ultimate cookie recipe. Maybe it is the milk chocolate chips or the pecans or the oatmeal. Or the combination of all three. All I know is that I love this cookie. And, I love, love, love this cookie dough. I could likely eat the whole batch in dough form. Would I get a stomach-ache? Yes, but it would totally be worth it. 😉
These cookies turned out to be perfectly golden brown on the bottom. They didn’t turn out crispy, but remained chewy. The crunch from the pecans provided the right amount of texture. Truly, I am salivating right now, just thinking about these cookies!
So, after dinner was served, Jamie and I went to the kitchen to make our spring inspired dessert of ice cream cookie sandwiches. Of course, this isn’t difficult. We grabbed cookies that were of equal size (which is very easy when you use a cookie scoop!) and scooped a generous portion of vanilla ice cream layered it between the cookies. I imagine that chocolate ice cream would be just as good, or maybe a chocolate peanut butter ice cream. Really, the possibilities are endless. Except Tiger Tail, I don’t know if that would work in a cookie sandwich….
Hmmm, could I make a cookie that would compliment Tiger Tail ice cream? Mission accepted!
Courtesy of: Mrs. Fields Best Cookie Book Ever! – Pecan Supremes
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup quick oats
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup softened butter
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 300°F.
- In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, soda, salt and oats. Mix well with wire whisk and set aside.
- In a large bowl, blend sugars with an electric mixer at medium speed. Add butter and mix to form a grainy paste. Scrape down sides of bowl, and add in eggs and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
- Add the flour mixture, pecans, and chocolate chips, and blend at low speed until just combined. Do not overmix.
- Drop by rounded tablespoon onto un-greased cookie sheets, about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Immediately transfer cookies with a spatula to a cool, flat surface.
- Be sure to hide a small stash of these, because they won’t last long!