Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies (with a twist)

I love eating cookies, but actually throwing together the ingredients to make them can be a challenge with a baby and young preschooler in the house.  Sometimes I seriously just put a little bit of this and a little bit of that, cross my fingers, and hope for the best.

Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies With a Twist by

This pecan chocolate chip cookies recipe is totally in that haphazard spirit of creating something tasty.  That’s the twist I’m talking about.  I hope you enjoy it!

Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 stick salted butter
1 box yellow cake mix
2 packets of maple & brown sugar instant oatmeal (or use the equivalent of your favorite DIY mix)
2 eggs
1 bag chocolate chips (minis are fun)
1 cup chopped pecan pieces


-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
-Using a saucepan on low-medium heat, add butter, stirring until it reaches a golden brown.  Keep stirring even after it has melted.
-Put cake mix in a mixing bowl. Add oatmeal packets, eggs, chocolate chips, and chopped pecans. Pour the melted butter into the mixing bowl and beat on low speed (or hand mix with a spatula) only until all ingredients are combined.
-Scoop the dough using a medium sized ice cream scoop onto the prepared cookie sheet.
-Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies begin to turn brown.
-Allow to cool on the lined cookie sheet for 10 minutes. Remove them to a wire rack to allow to completely cool.

Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies (with a twist)

What are your favorite cookies?  Have you ever tried any crazy ingredients that made them tasty?

About Jenn L

Jenn lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and 5 children. The family likes to eat healthy and try new recipes. Jenn homeschools all of the kids. She is heavily involved with local bloggers and is slightly addicted to social media.