Recipes by TCEA

Everyone enjoys a sweet treat now and then. At TCEA, we do too. So, when it comes time to provide something sweet for your friends or coworkers, consider the Salted Pecan Bourbon Cookies recipe below. And, when it comes time for professional development, whether it is for you, a coworker, or your district educators, you will definitely find plenty of treats with TCEA. From a wide variety of online courses to meaningful live virtual pd to engaging face-to-face conferences, you and your coworkers will enjoy what TCEA has to offer.

Salted Pecan Bourbon Cookies


1 cup butter
2½ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons bourbon whiskey (or equivalent extract)
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup toffee bits
½ cup chopped pecans
1/4 cups pecan halves, optional
1 tablespoon sea salt flakes

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Begin by melting and browning the butter in a small saucepan. Place the melted butter in the refrigerator to cool for about 1 hour. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt); set aside. In a separate bowl, cream butter and then incorporate the sugars, eggs, vanilla and bourbon. Gradually add flour mixture. Fold in chocolate chips, toffee bits, and chopped pecans. Roll dough into 2-inch balls and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets; flatten slightly. Top with optional pecan halves. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 9 minutes. Garnish hot cookies with sea salt flakes. Cool on wire cooling racks.

Makes about 2 dozen.