Love a good chocolate chip cookie? Good now toss in some praline pecans!
Have I ever told you that I’m pretty shy at first? Well, maybe not shy so much as socially awkward. Especially around a group of people I don’t know. I turn into Ricky Bobby – I don’t know what to do with my hands!
But once I get to know you (or people in general), it’s a whole new ball game. I start cracking jokes, some of which are funny, and telling stories and making weird faces. And I talk with my hands a lot too, I blame it on being Italian.
I am very blessed to have a great group of friends that lets me be my socially awkward self. They even laugh at my jokes! I love having friends in town that we can have over for dinner, or go out with or play board games with. Most of my friends in town are actually old high school friends so our history together runs deep.
I am also fortunate to have an amazing group of online blogger friends as well. Some I have met in person, most I have not. But we support and cheer each other on through our sites and Facebook. I have gotten to know so many people through my site.
These people aren’t imaginary – they are real friends who just happen to live in another state. (Or country!) It’s hard to explain to others how you have a bond with fellow bloggers you have never met. It sounds weird! But it’s so very true. And if I had unlimited resources (money, a private jet, free wi-fi) I would travel around the country and hang out with everyone of them.
I say this because this past weekend the food blogging community lost one of it’s members. Joan from Chocolate, chocolate and more passed away in her sleep from a heart attack. I did not know Joan personally, I knew her through her blog. But when I heard she passed away I bawled. She was so young, so full of life, so fun! In an instant. Everything can change (online or in the real world) in an instant.
Today I am sharing these pecan praline chocolate chip cookies in memory of Joan. I hope you enjoy the recipe and if you need a daily dose of chocolate, please follow Chocolate, chocolate and more on Facebook.
Pecan praline chocolate chip cookies
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 12-oz. package chocolate chips
- 1 cup praline pecans
Like it? PIN IT!
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Joan would have adored these cookies, pecans (and praline pecans too!), plus chocolate were one of her favorite things. She touched so many lives with her amazing spirit and generous heart.
She did! Such a kind spirit for sure!
Teri Giese says
Now, I do not feel so incredibly silly in my emotional reaction to Joans’passing.Only began following blogs since March, and not replied much until now. CCandM, was 1 of the first I discovered. Which led me to so many more. Lost count at 200.Spent a few hours every day this week, reading about this amazing woman. Last night I went on Pinterest and started a board dedicated to chocolate in her honor. “The best of chocolate”.Am stubborn about social networking, having 4 daughters instagraming… Incessantly. So,pinterest was my only option in being proactive in support to the multitudes of family and friends she has that love her and are grieving. Thanks to you and so many others for sharing your stories with the world. Joans’legacy and memory will live on, and what a beautiful one it is.
So sweet Teri! It’s so awesome that she touched so many people’s lives through her blog! What is your pinterest link so I can follow along?
Jules B. says
I do believe these will be my holiday cookies this year!!
Awesome!! I hope you enjoy Jules!
courtney hennagir says
I was so sad to hear about Joan’s passing… I will make these and think of her. 🙂
That’s a great idea Courtney! Hope you enjoy!
Holly Thomas says
I have never had chocolate chip cookies with pecans in them, they sound delicious.
Thanks Holly! If you try these let me know how you liked them!
Stacey Roberson says
These look delicious and simple to make. I love cookies with pecans or walnuts.
I do as well! And then I thought “well I love praline pecans, why not use those?!” And they turned out delicious! Hope you enjoy Stacey!
Bridget Heiple Reich says
These sound awesome and perfect for the holidays!! 🙂
Thanks Bridget! They disappeared pretty quick at the Grant house!
Amy Orvin says
I would love to make these cookies for Thanksgiving! I think they will be a huge hit!!
I bet they will be! Hope yall enjoy Amy!
Tammy Woodall says
These Pecan Praline Chocolate Chips Cookies look so delicious. I’m going to have to try this recipe and share it with family as well. Thanks.
Thanks Tammy! Hope you enjoy!
Lisa Stover says
I definitely need to try these! I love pecans and there are plenty of them here in the South 🙂
Oh yes! Can’t go wrong with pecans!