I missed my stepfather's birthday this year. Yeah, I know - I'm the worst. But trust me, I have an excellent excuse. I had his birthday saved in my old phone on the calendar, but it got lost when my stepfather gave me a new phone for Christmas. So, if you think about it . . . it's really all his fault. To make up for it, I decided to make him a treat because he's almost sixty and can pretty much buy anything he actually wants.
You will need:
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 1 TSP baking soda
- 1 TSP salt
- 2 sticks of soft butter
- 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 TSP vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup pecans, whole or chopped
- 2 TBSP brown sugar
- 2 TBSP butter
In a small bowl, combine salt, flour, and baking soda. Spill some of the flour mixture into the sugar mixture and mix it real well. Continue adding the flour mixture a little bit at a time making sure it's incorporated completely it has become some tasty-delicious cookie dough.
Next add the chocolate chips and we can move on to the star of this cookie show!
THE CANDIED PECANS.
This is so serious y'all. Pecans are a big deal in the South, but they're just as tasty up here in the slowly-thawing North.
Get a small frying pan, preferably, set it on medium and start melting that butter. Drop in one pecan at a time until the butter starts sizzling, then dump in the rest of the nuts and brown sugar. Use a spatula to mix it all around in the pan and really get those pecans coated in the butter and sugar.
Let them simmer for 5-8 minutes on medium and then remove it from heat completely. I left mine on the stove and the sugar caramelized onto the bottom of the pan, womp, womp.
I don't know if my stepfather likes them. I haven't heard from him since I gave him the cookies so I assume his mouth is too jammed full to speak.