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Golden Chocolate Treasure Cookies


Be sure to use big chunks of semisweet chocolate in these cookies.

Everyone will enjoy these Golden Treasure Cookies.

Photo © 2006 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Golden Chocolate Treasure Cookies got beyond the normal chocolate chip cookie.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1-1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cup (approx. 10 ounces) large semi-sweet chocolate pieces
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped and lightly toasted pecans or walnuts, optional


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In bowl, beat brown sugar and butter until creamy (3-5 minutes). Add egg and vanilla extract; mix well. Gradually blend in flour mixture. Stir in semi-sweet baking pieces and pecans. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes. Allow to stand 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets; cool completely. Makes about twenty 2-1/2 inch cookies.
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