Two Bite Oatmeal Raisin Pecan Cookies

Prep: 15 minutes | Bake: 12 to 15 minutes | Yields: 9 cookies


1/4 cup salted butter (1/2 stick), softened

1/3 cup brown sugar, packed

1 large egg, room temperature

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup quick cook oats

1/2 cup raisins

1/3 cup chopped pecans


Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until light and fluffy. Sift the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and salt into a medium bowl and then whisk to combine.

Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until just combined, then add the oats, raisins and pecans and continue stirring until they're fully incorporated into the cookie dough.

Roll teaspoonfuls of the dough into loose rounds and place 2-inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the tops are golden. Let cool for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack - or just eat them while they're warm (<---this is better).

Liza Hawkins | (a)Musing Foodie | June 2012