Oatmeal raisin cookies are my husband’s favorite (well actually, he has many favorite cookies, ice cream flavors, really anything sweet is his favorite but these are in the top somewhere). We have a cute glass cookie jar that’s been packed away during the remodel that I just rediscovered. With these two motivators and a two year old asking to make cupcakes, we made chewy oatmeal raisin and pecan cookies last night. (The two year old was fine with the cookie substitute for her cupcake. Though, I assume her flexibility is something I need to treasure while its present. I’m not looking forward to the day when she isn’t keen on substitutes.)
oatmeal raisin pecan cookies
* 1/2 cup of unsalted butter at room temp
* 2/3 cup of packed brown sugar
* 1 egg
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 3/4 cup pastry flour or all purpose flour
* 1/2 tsp baking soda
* 3/4 tsp cinnamon
* 1/4 tsp salt
* dash of nutmeg
* 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
* 3/4 cup raisins
* 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix butter and sugar together until sugar is dissolved. Add the egg and vanilla.
In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Add these dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture. Once its all mixed, fold in the oats, raisins and pecans.
Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spoon and roll the dough into ping pong sized balls and place on the parchment (leave 2″ between cookies).
Bake for 10-12 mins or until just golden around the edges.