Thursday, December 1, 2011

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Pecan Cookies....for real!


When I told my husband that I loved to bake, the first question he asked me was...can you make oatmeal cookies?  Oatmeal cookies with raisins and nuts in them?  To Read More, Click On The Recipe Title.
 Yes I can make them, my only probably was I didn't have a recipe that I liked.  Up until now, every recipe I tried yielded oatmeal hockey pucks.   Cookies you'd have to dunk to make soft.  I wanted an oatmeal cookie recipe that would give me what I love about a fantastic chocolate chip cookie recipe, a soft chewy cookie.  Was there really one out there?  Thankfully yes! 
I found it on  There were 865 reviews for this little slice of heaven, I couldn't resist.   Finally an oatmeal cookie recipe that is perfect!  These were so good we kept them all to ourselves, no need to look anymore, this is it, the perfect Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookie.  Enjoy!

The only thing I changed about this recipe... I reduced the amount of  raisins to 1 cup and added 1/2 a cup of pecans. 

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Posted by Beth

Whisk together and set aside

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Cream wet ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Then stir in

  • 3 cups oats (not instant)  I used Quick Oats
  • cups raisins 
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans 


     Preheat oven to 350°.

  1. Whisk dry ingredients; set aside.

  2. Combine wet ingredients with a hand mixer on low.

  3. To cream, increase speed to high and beat until fluffy and the color lightens.

  4. Stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture until no flour is visible.

  5. (Over mixing develops the gluten, making a tough cookie.) Now add the oats and raisins; stir to incorporate.

  6. Fill cookie scoop with dough.

  7. (Use a #40 cookie scoop; it measures 2 tablespoon of dough) Press against side of bowl, pulling up to level dough.

  8. Drop 2-inches apart onto baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray.

  9. Bake 11-13 minutes (on center rack), until golden, but still moist beneath cracks on top.

  10. Remove from oven; let cookies sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.


giz said...

Yup, they look perfect to me. Now into Christmas baking, this one is an add. Thanx for this.

Debbie said...

Glad to see that you are back! I had been checking every now and again but no new posts. Welcome back and congrats on getting married! I'm going to try the pear snack cake but with apples instead.

Marie Rayner said...

Bunny, I'm always on the look out for a good oatmeal cookie recipe. These look fabulous! xxoo

sonia said...

Those look yummy! My daughter doesn't like oatmeal cookies but maybe these would change her tune?


grace said...

i think oatmeal raisin cookies battle chocolate chip for the most popular cookies in america--they're delicious!

paul said...

I made these and took them to work today- EVERYONE loved them!!