Oatmeal cranberry pecan cookies

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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Gabriel “ Daddy… you want to know how they make milk? It is disgusting but they take a cow while it is alive and they squeeze them into a bucket… that’s how they make milk!”

Oatmeal cookies to me are one of the easiest cookies to make.. with just a few ingredients that you already have in your pantry you can have a wholesome snack for the bottomless pits in your house..
I don’t usually put pecans in my cookies because.. well they are a small fortune. I had come across some so I thought instead of hoarding them like I usually do with tasty little morsels I thought I should use them up before they go rancid, I love cranberries and I did hoard some of them back from the last Costco trip so I was ready to make oatmeal cookies!

Just the sight of these ingredients I get all giddy  about cooking..

You know the drill.. cream your butter and sugars together…

Add your eggs…

And your flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda

I love seeing cranberries in anything..

Add your oatmeal and then set in the fridge for a hour or so to set your butter back up.

Roll out to about 2” balls and bake for 15 mins until golden brown

As soon as your husband comes home hand him some milk and cookies…

In order for your cookies not to spread during baking don’t put cookie dough on hot baking sheet.. and unless you have more than two baking pans ( or hands to wash the bowls and pans created by cooking ) or want to wait for the pan to cook, instead flip over and run cold water over bottom of sheet.. it will cool your pans instantly.

Print Recipe


Oatmeal cookies

  • 1 cup Butter, Softened 

  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla

  • 2 whole Eggs

  • ½ cups Granulated Sugar

  • 1-½ cup Light Brown Sugar

  • 1-¾ cup All-purpose Flour

  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda

  • ½ teaspoons Salt

  • 1-½ teaspoon Cinnamon

  • 3 cups Oats

  • 1 cup Raisins or cranberrys

  • 1 cup Chopped Walnuts (optional)

    Preheat oven to 350°.
    Cream together butter, vanilla extract and eggs. Mix in granulated and brown sugar until incorporated.
    In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix.
    Gently mix in oats, raisins (and walnuts, if using).
    Place 1- 1 1/2 inch balls of dough 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.
    Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool on the sheet for 2 minutes and remove to a wire rack


    Suzanne said...

    Mmm Mmm good!

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