Ultimate Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies – these cookies won’t go to waste, they’re loaded with chocolate chips and pecans and oatmeal.
Today I was really stressed from work, so I was really upset and decided to make some cookies. Well, you know I love an oatmeal cookie, so I’m trying to have as many varieties as possible. I don’t know about you but baking really relaxes me, I love the smell of baking cookies and of course eating the cookie at the end. 🙂 And I must say, the baking of the cookies and then eating them, sure did make me feel better. Well until tomorrow anyway. These cookies are so gorgeous and so delicious, you’ll love them too.
Place a stick of butter in the bowl of your mixer.
Beat the butter until light and fluffy. Now these cookies call for 3/4 cup of sugar and 1 cup of brown sugar, but I don’t like my cookies too sweet so I ended up using 1/2 cup of sugar and 3/4 cup of brown sugar. It’s up to you how much sugar you add though.
Beat the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
Next we need to add 2 eggs to the butter/egg mixture.
Beat the eggs with the butter/sugar mixture and vanilla extract. In another bowl mix the flour with the baking soda, salt and cinnamon and add half the flour mixture to the mixing bowl. Mix well and add the remaining half flour.
Mix the flour well and add the quick oats to the mixture.
Mix well and add the chocolate chips to the mixture.
Mix well and next we add the chopped pecans. This recipe calls for 2 cups of chopped pecans, so I love this, the more pecans the better.
Mix well, yum.
Now I love to use my silpat for baking cookies, but if you don’t have one, just line your cookie sheet with parchment paper, though trust me it is worth investing in a good silpat. Next drop by teaspoonfuls on the cookie sheet.
And after you bake them they are beautiful, gorgeous like jewels. Let them cool on a wire rack. Now look at them, don’t you just want to eat them all? They are so gooey and decadent. Oh boy!
- 1 stick of melted butter
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1½ cup flour
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2 cups chopped pecans
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
- Beat the melted butter in a mixer. Add the sugar to the butter and mix well. Add eggs, and vanilla extract and beat well.
- In a medium bowl, mix flour, salt, and cinnamon and baking soda.
- Add half the flour mixture to the mixer and mix well. Add the remaining flour and mix.
- Add the quick oats to the mixer and mix well.
- Add the chocolate chips and pecans and mix well.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven for 12 minutes.