I sometimes day dream about this fantasy day off where I can spend all day just making one delicious and visually stunning dessert.. particularly a pie. The reality is that my days off are so packed full/interrupted/sometimes non-existent, I have to really maximize my time and choose recipes that are going to be quick and easy for you to make too. I also have baked and blogged long enough to know that if you invest your time and heart into ONE seemingly perfect recipe.. it’s often the one that ends in disaster and you’re out time, money, and food. The point I’m getting at is that sometimes delicious decadent food doesn’t have to take all day and these Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies are proof!
It was like combining elements of my favorite pies (pumpkin and pecan), but without the fancy crust work and painstakingly slow cook and cool time. Every bite had gooey melted chocolate chips, crunchy pecans, and fluffy pumpkin spiced cookie. And they’re just as scrumptious and fresh tasting today as they were 4 days ago, so they’re a great make-ahead dessert.