Sunday, November 4, 2012

Oatmeal-Craisin-Pecan Cookies

Ooey, gooey, chewy, Oatmeal-Craisin-Pecan Cookies are so good and super-easy to make!  Original recipe adapted from Quaker Oats.

1/2 cup butter + 6 tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
3 cups oats (quick or old-fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup craisins
1 cup chopped pecans

Heat oven to 350. Beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.

Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; mix well  Stir in oats, craisins, and pecans.

Drop dough by mounded tablespoonful's on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown.  Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

Yield:  approx. 4 dozen

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