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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

I know it seems like I'm a cookie baking mood and I suppose I am.  I've never been one to bake cookies during the holiday season so I guess I'm making up for it now.

This is a classic oatmeal cookie from the Quaker Oats website.  I added 1/2 cup chopped pecans.  The kitchen smells so great while these are baking. And if they contain heart healthy oatmeal, wouldn't one or two of these be acceptable for breakfast?  I hope so because that's what I plan to have tomorrow morning!

1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. (optional)
3 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Heat oven to 350°F.

In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats and pecans; mix well.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

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

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