I can’t believe that people thought that the Cookie Monster would be re-named to the Veggie Monster. My kids in class were chanting that today, and I thought that was totally barbaric. The Cookie Monster is a legend. Who doesn’t love that blue fluffy cookie crunching monster? But that got me realizing that I hadn’t made cookies in a while and I wanted to make a cookie that even someone in college could make but still have it taste like their mom sent it to them in a care package.

I decided to combine 2 of my favorite cookies, the chocolate chip and the snickerdoodle. But here is the catch. I “made” these from break and bake! I took a basic Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie, rolled each piece in a cinnamon sugar mixture, and added in some chopped pecans. You’re wondering about the pecans aren’t you. I bet your thinking, wait, there are no pecans in a chocolate chip or snickerdoodle cookie. You are so right, but I added them because I thought it would be good to have something hearty in the cookie. The combination of these flavors are awesome! You get the warm fuzzy feeling from the chocolate chip cookie but then you also get the cinnamon sugar goodness from a snickerdoodle. It is totally awesome and you need to make these! I think the Cookie Monster would be proud! Even if his new theme is a cookie is an “occasional” food. Bah! Cookies are great! Maybe instead of telling the kids that cookies are only OK to eat every once in a while, have the big guy show them how to make a healthy cookie! So here’s to you Cookie Monster! Grab a big glass of milk and chow down!

Chocolate Doodle Cookies


  • 1 pkg Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 4 generous spoonfuls of white sugar
  • 2 tbsp of cinnamon
  • ½ c of chopped pecans


  1. Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small dish.
  2. Chop the pecans to bit size pieces.
  3. Break off one piece of chocolate chip cookie dough and take some pecan pieces and roll them together to form a small ball of dough. Roll the dough in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Do this with the rest of the cookie dough until it is all used up. Bake in a preheated oven, 350, for 8-10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

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