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Brown Butter Bourbon Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies

These delicious cookies have a crisp outside with a soft interior. The bourbon and pecans really complement each other and pair perfectly with the chocolate chips.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup pecans
  • Flaky sea salt for finishing


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place chopped pecans with 1/4 teaspoon of salt on a parchment lined baking sheet. Toast for 10 minutes and let cool.
  • I’m a medium sauce pan over medium heat add butter and heat until browned and fragrant.
  • Remove sauce pan from heat and add bourbon and vanilla.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer add sugar and butter mixture. Beat for 3 minutes.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl while butter and sugar cream.
  • Add eggs to the butter and sugar mixture and mix until combined.
  • Add dry mixture to wet ingredients and mix until combined. Add chocolate chunks and pecans until incorporated.
  • Chill dough for 1-2 hours. Remove from refrigerator and portion into 1/4 cup balls and place two inches apart on parchment lined baking sheets. Top each cookie with flaky sea salt.
  • In a 350 degree F oven cook cookies for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool on pan for 5 minutes and the move to a cooling rack. Enjoy!

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