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Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

April 29, 2010

Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m full of all sorts of good ideas.

Like… the good idea I had to cream two stick of butter with two cups of sugar.

Like… the good idea I had to add eggs and vanilla extract.

Like the awesome idea I had to add oats and flour and spices.

And chocolate.  That was totally a good idea.

Putting chunks of dough in the oven?  Also a great idea.

Yea… I was on a good idea roll.

The best idea ever?  Putting these warm cookies in my mouth and calling it dinner.  Excellent.

Just thought I would share my good ideas with you.  Yea… I’m kind of a show off.

Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite cookie.  I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel here…. I’m just trying to coax good cookies out of my oven.

These cookies are soft and hearty.  I like using old fashioned oats because they add all sorts of body to the cookie dough.  It’s also nice to use the best chocolate you can get your hands on.  It just makes life better.  These cookies bake up soft, slightly chewy, with a depth of sweetness and a hint of spice.  They’re sort of my version of a granola bar… but really, I know better.  Yum.  Seriously.

Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

adapted from Southern Living

makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies

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1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup brown sugar, packed

2 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups uncooked oats

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

1 cup chopped pecans

Beat the sugar and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fit with a paddle attachment.  Beat until creamy, about 3 to 4 minutes.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition.  Add the vanilla extract and beat until blended.

Whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt.  Add to the butter and egg mixture slowly beating on low speed until just incorporated.  Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans last.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 13 minutes or until they’ve reached your desired doneness.  I like mine a little underdone and cook them for 10 minutes.  Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.  Or you could just eat them warm.  That’s probably the best idea.  Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies


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  • These look yummy! And I love a chewy oatmeal cookie, so often they are too crisp. I will be sure to try these. Thanks!

  • if you ever need a kitchen to come be a show-off in… mine is totally available! and cookies for dinner is right up my alley! tonight i had a microwave cinnamon roll and called it dinner. :)

  • Nothing beats cookies for dinner. Especially if they have pecans and chocolate. It’s a usual dinner for me, too!

  • Ooooh.
    Joy.
    Seriously.
    These cookies… what is/can be better than oatmeal, spices, brown sugar, and chocolate?
    Cookies. Spicy. Oatmeal-y. CHOCOLATE. Definitely… a good idea.
    Good ideas come in rushes. I know.
    Aaaand, my good ideas usually happen… in the kitchen. Starting wth butter, sugar, spices, and… chocolate.

    chocolate.

  • Oatmeal cookies are the best, especially if you add pecans. I have a recipe that includes old fashioned oats, dried cranberries, pecans, and white chocolate. Yummy!

  • This recipe makes me regret that I’m moving this weekend and will be too busy to bake! They’ll be first up, and let me tell you, my roommate will be glad. I’ve been on a banana oatmeal bread kick and she’s ready for something new! Although, really, what’s better than a roommate who bakes for the sheer joy of it? C’mon!

  • um, you said to beat the egg and butter together until creamy but….i think youve left out the sugar in the recipe so is that what you meant instead? cause you said to add the eggs one by one afterwards :P

    i love pecan cookies! definitley try this one out sometime :)

  • I’ve been searching all week for an oatmeal cookie recipe that would inspire me. My amazement has yet to cease of your unknowing ability to read my mind, Joy. =) Thanks!

    Now I just have to wait until an appropriate hour to make some of these…I don’t want to wake up my roommates! Although, waking up to freshly baked cookies can never be bad…

  • These sound amazing. I have all the ingredients at home.. I may bake these this weekend. :D My family will love them!

  • oh, yesterday I`ve done oatmeal trufles but I`ll also do such delicious cookies :)

  • There’s nothing like chocolate to cheer one up, and I should know.
    Lovely cookies indeed!

  • Joy, these cookies look wonderful. I’m going to give them a go once I’ve polished off my huge pile of Anzac cookies!

  • These look delicious. Hope you’re dealing with your Hard Times all right! You seem hearty enough to make it through just fine. =)

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