Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

There is nothing quite like than a warm homemade oatmeal cookie straight from the oven with a glass of ice cold milk. These thick and chewy Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies are one of the best oatmeal cookie recipes I have tried. Chewy, thick, and bursting with plump raisins and toasted pecans, these cookies are sure to make you smile. A few months ago I made an oatmeal cookie with Raisinettes and Walnuts that were pretty spectacular and I honestly can’t say which one was my favorite! Maybe I will just have to make both and do a taste test! 😉

Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

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  • 1 1/2 cups pecans
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spread the nuts onto a baking sheet and place in preheated oven 5-7 minutes until fragrant. Shake the baking sheet halfway through baking so the nuts will toast evenly. Remove nuts from oven and set aside to cool completely. Chop very coarsely once cool.
  3. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. With the mixer on low, add the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla.
  5. In a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt; Stir flour mixture into the butter mixture. Stir in the oats, raisins and pecans just until combined.
  6. Drop batter by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing the cookies two inches apart. Flatten slightly with a damp hand. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer the cookies to a baking rack and cool completely.

Yields: 3 dozen cookies

Source: adapted from Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics

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19 Responses to Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Anita Menon says:

    Lovely cookies… bookmarked

  2. I aaways feel ike at least I am eating healthy when I eat oatmeal cookies!

  3. Angie Walker says:

    It seems like I have been spending a life-time searching for the perfect oatmeal cookie. I am going to try these.

  4. Stop! Stop! You’re killing me with all the delicious baked goods! Lol!!

    I’m hoping these will be good without the pecans (nut allergy).

  5. Yum! These look great!

  6. wow, 2 sticks of butter?! 😀 I guess Ina’s recipes are still healthier than Paula Deen’s hahaha. but even then, these look so delicious. I’ve been a cookie monster lately!

  7. I love oatmeal raisin cookies, and adding pecans makes them even better! These look seriously fantastic 🙂

  8. Caroline says:

    Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorites, and they always create the best smell in your kitchen from the cinnamon and vanilla. You’re so right–who doesn’t love a warm oatmeal cookie alongside an ice-cold glass of milk? Sounds delicious right now!

  9. Michelle says:

    I love oatmeal raisin cookies but I don’t make them nearly enough. I’m bookmarking this recipe!

  10. Jenny says:

    Pecans are my favorite, these look so yummy 😀

  11. These cookies look delicious! Love the pecans in there too. Yum!

  12. Shaz (Feedingmykidsbetter) says:

    Looks awesome as usual. 🙂

  13. Sara says:

    I’ve had my eye on these since that book came out, and after seeing this I’m more than inspired to make them!

  14. Stephanie says:

    You had me at ‘cookie’..but to put raisins and pecans and oatmeal in it? Yes, please!! Sign me up! I just bookmarked this recipe and will be trying it very soon. 😀 Thanks for sharing!! 😀

  15. Lucie says:

    I love how chunky these look–the perfect oatmeal cookie!

  16. These cookies make me want to drool.
    *kisses* HH

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  18. Karyl says:

    I made these cookies and my husband said, these were the best cookies I’ve ever made! I just printed a bunch of your other cookie recipes too. You are awesome!

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