Recipe courtesy of Tamala Jones

Chocolate Chip, Pecan and Toffee Cookies

Well it all started when I almost burned down the kitchen making homemade french fries after school. I was 14 years old, just starting to learn how to cook. I turned the grease on to make my french fries then I left the kitchen and began to watch some television. I forgot about turning the oil on, and next thing I know the smoke detector was going crazy. I rush into the kitchen and there was a flame on top of the hot grease... Of course in a panic, me, the bright one, throws water on the flaming grease and yep, there was a mini fire in the kitchen. My mother comes in and sees this fire, she grabs some flour and throws it over the fire which put it out, then she threatened to put me out. I tried to clean up the mess before my grandmother could see it, but she has that wisdom of the old and knew something wasn't right in her kitchen. I had to come clean and surprisingly she was not upset at all. She explained that only when you're a pro can you leave the kitchen while cooking because you know when to come back. Grandma decided to teach me some basics in food, she told me what ingredients to grab, how to mix it and before I knew it I was baking cookies and they were goooood!!!! The more I baked the better I got in the kitchen. This recipe is the 1st thing I learned how to prepare, enjoy!!!!
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 3 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

2 cups flour

1 1/2 sticks of soft unsalted butter

1 cup white sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped

1/2 cup toffee candy bits (you can find this in the baking isle of your grocery store)

1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips (I like to use milk chocolate chips, but dark chocolate chips taste great too)

Directions

  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees F and line your baking sheets with silicone baking sheets. Use your hands to mix all of the ingredients until you see your cookie dough form, then get ready for the sweetness!!! 
  2. Drop heaping tablespoon scoops of dough about 3 inches apart on the baking sheets and bake until the edges are golden and centers are still soft, about 15 minutes. Cool on the baking sheets about 2 minutes and then carefully transfer to wire racks to cool.

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