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Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Author: Jennifer
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies are a delicious twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie that uses almond butter to give them a nice, nutty flavor! They're soft and chewy in the center with a light, crispy golden brown outside that are packed with semi-sweet chocolate chips and chopped pecans. And for a touch of salty to all that sweet—sprinkle on some sea salt flakes!
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Creamy Almond Butter
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/8 cup Light Brown Sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Pecans
  • Sea Salt Flakes, for sprinkling


  • Adjust the oven rack to the 2nd level mark (just above center) and preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt until well blended. Set to the side.
  • Using your hand held mixer or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the unsalted butter until soft and creamy (about 1-2 minutes).
  • Add in the almond butter, granulated sugar, and light brown sugar, and mix together until well blended.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla extract.
  • Reduce the mixer speed to low, gradually adding in the whisked dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl we needed.
  • With a spatula, fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips and chopped pecans.
  • Scoop the cookie dough into 6 large size balls and place them onto the cookie sheet leaving at least 2 inches between them. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes.
  • Bake for 14-16 minutes at 350ºF. The cookies should be soft in the middle with the edges being a light-medium golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Top with more chocolate chips and pecans, if desired.
  • Using a large serving spatula, transfer the cookies to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
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