Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies and a bake sale

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Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies and a bake sale

Chocolate Chip-Pecan Cookies-the best cookies you'll ever taste!


Next year Grace will be in 5th grade. And in 5th grade she gets to go on a school trip to Washington, DC. It’s an awesome trip, a really long bus ride, 4 days of non-stop sightseeing, then another really long bus ride back home. They cram so much in to each day, the kids pass out when they get back to the hotel. I know about this. I chaperoned the trip for my son’s class and hopefully I’ll be chaperoning again for Grace.

Chocolate Chip-Pecan Cookies-the best cookies you'll ever taste!

The trip is around $500. The school will do fund raisers but it’s tough, all the kids trying to sell at the same time, to the same people (small town) and it’s usually over priced stuff, people really don’t want. I can’t stand the cookie dough fundraiser, sorry but the cookies taste terrible. And selling cases of sodas means delivering cases of soda. Does this make me a terrible mom? Now the Krispy Cream fundraisers, I’m all over that, in fact I have a certificate on the front dresser, need to remember to put that in my purse.

So since I love to bake around here, and Grace needs to raise money, why not a bake sale. She set a goal of $25.00 a week with everything selling for $1.00. And cookies are easy.

For her first week she chose my Hubby’s favorite.

Chocolate Chip-Pecan Cookies-the best cookies you'll ever taste!

Chocolate Chip-Pecan Cookies

This is basically the recipe from the Nestle Chips but with one major change. The flavoring. Flavor can make all the difference.

Chocolate Chip-Pecan Cookies and a bake sale

Chocolate Chip-Pecan Cookies and a bake sale


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick's Vanilla Butter and Nut flavoring (vanilla extract can be substituted)
  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Combine flour, baking soda and salt, just stir with a fork to blend. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugars. add in eggs and flavoring, mix well. Be sure to scrape down sides of bowl.
  3. Add in flour mixture, I add 1/2 at a time, mix well. Add in Chopped nuts.
  4. Now fold in chocolate chips, you can use the mixer but I like to do this by hand.
  5. Drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie tray. These cookies spread so make sure to leave room between cookies. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes, in my oven they are done at 8 1/2 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to racks to cool completely.


Chocolate Chipe Pecan Cookies and a Bake Sale

Packaging for a bake sale makes a huge difference in selling out fast. The party favor goodie bags you get at the dollar store are about the same price as ziploc bags and with a little curling ribbon… Or if you’re going to be doing a lot of baking/selling, check out your local cake store or party supply store. I can get 100 bags for about $2.50 at mine.

Grace also used this same recipe and made a batch with M&Ms instead of the chocolate chips and pecans.


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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. Great looking cookies and I love the bags with the pretty ribbon. Good luck to Grace in her fundraising efforts. I did the DC trip in 8th grade and had a blast.

  2. What a great idea. I love involving our kids in the kitchen.

  3. What a great idea. I love involving our kids in the kitchen.

  4. This is awesome… great recipes but at the same time teaching Grace to earn the money for the trip is such an important lesson.. what a great mom you are… Thanks so much for linking up to the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY….
    I’m your newest follower..


  5. aw I miss old fashioned bake sales, they are so fun!

  6. Thanks for linking with me on Wow us Wednesday!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Wow. I have been making a sour cream coffee cake with that flavoring for almost 30 years. I never thought to use it in my chocolate chip cookie recipe. I can’t wait to taste them! Thanks for the idea.

  8. These look SO yummy!! Cant wait to try them!!

    Thanks for linking up to All Star Block Party!

  9. What a great way to raise the money! I’m totally going to remember that for when Jordan does her camp-sixth grade adventure that costs $200. 🙂

  10. Pecan and chocolate = heaven! Now how come I haven’t heard of that flavoring??? I will for sure be on the lookout for that! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  11. I remember the DC trips- we came from Nor Cal and spent a week with the 8th grade trip! Your cookie baking for the bake sale is a great way to earn some extra cash for the trip-it’s so worth it, as you know- the trip will be a memorable one;-)

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