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There is a pie in Kentucky, that I refer to as “the pie that shalt not be named”. It’s wildly popular, and the trademark is heavily guarded. The aforementioned pie is loaded with pecans (or walnuts), chocolate chips, brown sugar, and a hint of Kentucky bourbon. It’s also named after our beloved horse race. I’ve previously turned that recipe into a cake, and this time I turned it into a delicious cookie. The dash of bourbon in the recipe just adds a subtle flavor, and they’re a great twist on your typical chocolate chip cookie. This Derby Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is a household favorite and definitely a crowd pleaser; they’d make a perfect addition your holiday baking or even a cookie exchange. If you don’t want to immediately eat 4 to 5 dozen cookies, you can halve the recipe or just freeze half of the dough.
These Derby Chocolate Chip Cookies are a chewy chocolate chip cookie, and you could omit the bourbon to make a tasty pecan chocolate chip cookie (but I strongly advise trying the recipe as it first). My biggest time saver with baking this holiday season are the Reynolds Cookie Baking Sheets available at Walmart. These precut sheets (12×16) fit perfectly on your cookie pan, and my cookies just slide right off. I don’t have to rewash my pan between uses or worry with my cookies sticking. They’re oven safe up to 420F. I also use it to wrap cookie dough before freezing and when I’m making candy. Reynolds Cookie Baking Sheets make clean up a snap, which lets me spend more time baking or hanging out with the people I’m baking for.
You don’t have to refrigerate this dough before baking, and I didn’t even form balls. I used my cookie scoop and plopped some dough onto the Reynolds Cooking Baking Sheets.
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup shortening
- 1¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons bourbon
- 1 cup chopped pecans (walnuts can be substituted)
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375F
- Cream shortening, butter, sugars, and baking soda together.
- Add in vanilla, bourbon, and eggs
- Mix until just combined
- Add flour and mix until combine (try not to mix excessively)
- Fold in chocolate chips and pecans until scattered throughout batter
- Drop onto baking sheets 2 inches apart
- Bake cookies 8-10 minutes
What’s your favorite cookie recipe? I love cookie exchange parties and sharing recipes, I’d love to know what y’all have been baking. Make sure you check out the Reynolds Cookie Baking Sheets to help make baking and clean up easier.