Chewy Brown Butter Pretzel Pecan Cookies Recipe

Chewy Brown Butter Pretzel Pecan Cookies Recipe:- The cookie combination that consists of maple syrup, pecans, pretzels, chocolate chips, and browned butter is the nicest one that you will come across. Both the interior and the exterior of these maple pecan pretzel chocolate chip cookies have a chewy texture, while the outer is crisp. I can only imagine what a flavorful combination of sweet, salty, and nutty they are. Oh my! These cookies are going to be the center of attention in your fall and holiday baking!


Chewy Brown Butter Pretzel Pecan Cookies Recipe

pretzel chocolate chip pecan cookies stacked on a rack flat lay



If you want to know how the maple pecan cookies are just imagine biting into the soft, chewy center, the melted chocolate oozes out, then you bite into the nutty pecans and salty pretzels that have a pleasant crunch, and then, the warming sweet notes of maple syrup and browed butter leave the most pleasant aftertaste that makes you want to go in for another heavenly bite..

I hope I presented the taste and texture well enough to convince you to try these cookies. This is the best I can do until they invent something that transfers smell and flavor!

The following are the reasons why they are the best maple pecan chocolate chip cookies, and I’m not sure if there is anything else I could possibly add to convince you of this.

  1. Tese cookies have that perfect texture combo of a soft and chewy middle and crispy edges. I also love slightly underbaking them.
  2. They keep their softness for at least 4 days! If you store them right, in an air-tight container, these will remain soft and chewy even after a few days. But I still love my chocolate chip cookies the best on that first day they were baked (which you can easily do with each cookie if you freeze them unbaked and just pop one in the oven when you want one).
  3. The flavor of these is sooo rich! As if brown sugar, browned butter, and maple syrup aren’t enough, we also add the pecans, chocolate chips, and pretzels, each offering their unique taste and texture.



Before I tell you how to make these pecan chocolate chip cookies (don’t worry, it’s super easy), I just want to put out there that the flavor of the maple syrup doesn’t come through as much without the addition of maple syrup extract even if we use as much maple as we do in these cookies.
I don’t use the maple syrup extract because there is enough going on in these cookies and the background maple syrup flavor is enough for me.


But, if you are specifically looking for that maple syrup flavor, you have to add some maple syrup extract.

They do require some chilling but believe me when I tell you it’s worth it. 2 hours in the fridge will suffice.



Besides browning the butter, there is nothing unusual about making these cookies. They are as easy to make as any chocolate chip cookies.

The ingredients you need to make maple pecan pretzel chocolate chip cookies:

  • butter,
  • brown sugar,
  • sugar,
  • eggs,
  • maple syrup,
  • all-purpose flour,
  • baking soda,
  • chocolate chips,
  • pecans,
  • pretzels,
  • salt,
  • vanilla extract.

How to make maple pecan chocolate chip cookies:

  1. Brown the butter first, so it has a chance to cool down a bit before adding the sugars (which we don’t want to melt). Check out this helpful post for more detailed instructions on how to brown the butter (really nothing scary I promise! And once you brown the butter, you never look back).
    Set aside and prepare everything else.
  2. Measure the sugars.
  3. In another bowl stir the flour with baking soda and salt.
  4. Weigh the chocolate chips, put a third aside to top the cookies. If you are using a chocolate bar, chop it up coarsely.
  5. Weigh the pecans, set aside some whole ones or halves for the tops. Roughly chop the rest and add to the chocolate chips.
  6. Break up the pretzels and add to the chocolate chips, leaving some aside to top the cookie dough.



  • 200 g butter
  • 150 g brown sugar
  • 50 g sugar
  • 1 egg 50 g
  • 1 egg yolk 20 g
  • 105 g maple syrup
  • 290 g all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla exctract
  • 150 g chocolate chips around 60% cocoa content
  • 100 g pecans
  • 30 g salty pretzels

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