Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Servings: 3 to 4 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 cup pecans, chopped
1 cup raisins
2 sticks butter, at room temperature
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups old-fashion rolled oats, uncooked





Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Like a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Add 1/2 cup water to the pecans and raisins, then microwave for 90 seconds. Allow the raisins and pecans to sit on the counter for about 10 minutes. Drain the raisins and pecans and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the butter and the sugars and beat with an electric mixer until very creamy. Add the vanilla extract and eggs, and beat again until mixed.

In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add it to the butter mixture. Add the oats, raisins and pecans. Mix together.

Drop heaping tablespoons of batter onto the prepared baking sheet. Leave plenty of room for the cookies to spread. Bake until the cookies are cooked in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven. Cool on the baking sheet for about 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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I was looking for a recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies, but all the web sites I visited wanted money for their recipes until I pulled up yours which was my preference anyway, I love your cooking!, It was just what I needed. I can use the base for all my Christmas cookie baking. Thank you so much! Barbara Dillingham

By Barbara Dillingham on December 23, 2013


I made these last night. I left out the pecans and used white flour, they still turned out great. The batch made about 3 dozen good sized cookies.

By Dan McGrath on December 09, 2013


These cookies were fantastic. The pecans added a very nice flavor. I will def be making these again in the future. Thanks Paula.

By Danielle Marie Johnston on March 12, 2013


Could white flour be used?

By Patty on December 27, 2012


Wow! I wanted to make something with butter, but with little effort. I had all the ingredients minus the pecans. These cookies are absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for posting this recipe!

By Linus' Mama on October 29, 2012


Very easy to make and they came out great. Very soft and delious cookies!!

By Mayra on June 09, 2012

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