Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookie Bites

I never get tired of chocolate chip cookies and their variations. I have a feeling I’m not alone. Not that long ago, I asked all of you to tell me your favorite cookie, and the overwhelming winner was chocolate chip. Seriously, it wasn’t even close.

Of course, if I’m making chocolate chip cookies, you can just about bet that there will be nuts involved. And those nuts will likely be pecans. Oh, how I do love them.

Miniaturize your chocolate chip cookies with these Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookie Bites! - Bake or Break

The variation on the classic here is that the cookies are made in mini muffin pans to create bite-size treats. All the good stuff is there – butter, brown sugar, vanilla – to give these the familiar taste we all know and love.

Miniature chocolate chips are just perfect for these. If you only have regular size chocolate chips, I would encourage you to chop them into smaller pieces. That will give you more chocolate in every bite. That’s always a good thing!

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookie Bites are sweet, crunchy little bites of deliciousness. Perfect for gifts and entertaining! - Bake or Break

And, if you don’t have the same love of pecans that I do, feel free to substitute your favorite nut. If you’d prefer to leave them out altogether, then just omit them. Or, add another 1/2 cup or so of chocolate chips. It’s hard to argue with more chocolate, right?

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookie Bites

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 48 cookie bites

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookie Bites


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 cup miniature chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350°. Place paper liners in mini muffin pans.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Beat butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips.

Place about 2 teaspoons dough in each lined muffin cup. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned and cookies are set. Cool in pans on wire racks.

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  1. Annamaria July 16, 2012 Reply

    These look delicious. A great recipe to have on my must try list.

  2. Erin July 16, 2012 Reply

    These look so wonderful

  3. Mmm love this idea!

  4. Yum! My favorite is that you end up getting more cookie with it in a muffin shape :)

  5. YUM!! That’s a great idea to make them in little muffin pans. Lovely recipe <3

  6. Riley July 17, 2012 Reply

    You’re definitely not alone! These look awesome!

  7. Ohh delicious!!! They look amazing, but I don’t know about the mini size… I think I’d want them giant!!

  8. These look yummy and I love their petite size!

  9. h7h7 August 20, 2012 Reply

    These look awesome!

  10. @dressesau August 28, 2012 Reply

    They look amazing !

  11. Jessica September 22, 2012 Reply

    I made these yesterday for a party – they’re delicious! And so quick and easy – perfect for a picnic. I was only able to get 32 or so from this recipe, but I think my mini muffin tin has larger muffin holes than most. Oh well – more cookie per bite! 😉 They’re great – thanks for the recipe.

  12. Sarah October 19, 2012 Reply

    These were amazing. My son wanted chocolate chip cupcakes and my daughter wanted chocage chip whoopie pies. I made these and piped a little buttercream on top and they were delicious and a little fancier than cookies. I’d love to do them in a double chocolate version but am unsure of the liquid proportions. I loved the almost-cookie but not quite cake texture of these. The density was perfect!

  13. Sarah October 19, 2012 Reply

    Oops! Sorry for the autocorrect disaster. :)

  14. Jean C April 19, 2013 Reply

    My mom likes anything chocolate, but likes cake a little better than cookies. These would fit the bill!

  15. Robin February 16, 2014 Reply

    Are the paper liners absolutely necessary for this recipe? I have a six year old son on the spectrum that LOVES homemade chocolate chip cookies but don’t think he would react well to the liners.

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      Jennifer McHenry February 17, 2014 Reply

      Hi, Robin. You can make these without the liners. I like to use them because it makes them a little more portable-friendly.

  16. Nancy December 8, 2014 Reply

    Made these-love them-will be making them again.

  17. Kendall Stark June 19, 2015 Reply

    Superb, supreme cookies! I chopped up some dark chocolate into little bits ’cause there are no mini chocolate chips to be found, and the pecans are exquisite! I bet they’d be excellent with hazelnuts, too. My students are going to flip over these!

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