Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

prep 20 mins cook 10 minsi nactive 2 hours total 2 hours, 30 mins

yield 2 dozen

For the Buttered Pecans:

1 and 1/2 cups pecan halves, finely chopped
1 and 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
For the Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies:

2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, melted until browned
2 and 1/3 cups all-purpose flour (don’t pack the flour into the measuring cup!)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons bourbon
2 large eggs, at room temperature
12 ounces semi-sweet OR dark chocolate, roughly chopped into chunks
24 pecan halves, for decoration, optional


For the Buttered Pecans:

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