If you don’t want to hear me blab, then go ahead and Jump to Recipe. I won’t be offended, I’m guilty of the same thing.

A few years ago i received a Star Wars cook book and in it was a recipe for Wookie Cookies. It’s basically a chocolate chip cookie with an added spice-cinnamon. I fell in love with the recipe, and have made it several times since. However, I never actually made it the way the book instructed.

Growing up, my mom never met a cookie or a brownie where she didn’t add pecans, specifically roasted pecans. It wasn’t until I was older that I learned most people don’t put the nuts in the oven prior to adding them to a dough or batter. This is a huge missed opportunity in my opinion because roasting the nut first adds a whole different flavor.

Also, I’m not a fan of semi-sweet chocolate. So we these two things in mind, I made the recipe more me by adding roasted pecans and only using milk chocolate chips.

wookie cookie – modified

chocolate chip cookie with nuts and cinnamon
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1⅛ cup flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup unsalted butter one stick at room temperature
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup roasted pecans


  • preheat oven to 375 and prepare cookie sheet*
  • combine butter and sugars (brown and granulated) in a mixing bowl until well blended and creamy**
  • beat in eggs and vanilla extract
  • add flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon and mix until blended
  • stir in chocolate chips and roasted pecans
  • drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto prepared cookie sheet. leave about 1 in of space between cookies.
  • bake until golden brown (between 8 to 10 minutes)
  • remove from oven and allow cookies to cool


*use either a silicon mat or parchment paper
**I’ve been using the dough blade on my blender instead of a mixer 
Keyword chocolate chip, cinnamon, cookie, cookies, pecans

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