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Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

  • 15 minutes
  • 14 ingredients
  • Pecans
  • Easy
  • cookies


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature, NOT melted
  • 3/4 cup light or dark brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup white flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup oat flour (blend up regular oats)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 cup old fashioned oats, not quick oats
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Diamond of California chopped pecans

The Steps

  1. Make sure your butter is at room temperature and not melted.
  2. Cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and creamy, at least 3 minutes.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  4. In another bowl, place the flour. Remove 1/2 tablespoon from the flour and replace it with the cornstarch. Stir together.
  5. Add in the oat flour (just blend regular oats in a blender or food processor until they reach flour consistency.)
  6. Add in the baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Stir. (Feel free to increase spices to personal preference)
  7. Add in the old fashioned oats and stir,
  8. Slowly add in the dry to the wet ingredients mixing in between additions.
  9. Add in the milk chocolate chips.
  10. Coarsely chop the pecans. Optionally here, you can toast the pecans in the oven or stovetop if desired.
  11. Add in the pecans.
  12. Stir together all of the ingredients and then cover tightly and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  13. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  14. Scoop out balls of dough (watch for shape and size in the video OR if you have a food scale, do cookie balls about 1.6 ounces in size)
  15. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a baking liner.
  16. Place balls of dough (no more than 9 cookies at a time) on the cookie sheet.
  17. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned at the edges (even if the center looks a little under-done — it cooks more after being pulled out of the oven).
  18. Err on the side of slightly under-baking these cookies for ultra soft and tender cookies!
  19. Press some extra chocolate chips and/or pecans into the tops of the cookies if desired.
  20. Allow to cool.

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