Preheat your oven to 350'F
Cream together the butter and the sugars until fluffy.
Add in the flax egg and vanilla. Beat well.
In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until well combined.
Fold in the chocolate chips and chopped pecans.
In drop cookie style, drop heaping teaspoons onto a cookie sheet, about 2" apart.
Sprinkle tops with just a bit of coarse sea salt flakes (optional)
Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the edges are just beginning to brown.
Let cool in the pan for 2 minutes and then transfer to a rack to cool.
Makes about 18-20 cookies.