i had never made oatmeal cookies. for that matter i dont think i had even tasted them before. until last weekend. i was actually searching for healthy snack ideas for B and found this. super healthy, super yum, for both kids and adults.

A must try! Highly recommend it!

Recipe courtesy Ina Garten.


1 ½ cups pecans (i used roughly grounded almonds and walnuts)

½ pound unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed

1 cup granulated sugar

2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature

2 teaspoons vanilla essence

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon kosher salt

3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal

1 ½ cups raisins


Untitled-251. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Place the pecans on a sheet pan and bake for 5 minutes, until crisp. Set aside to cool. Chop very coarsely.

3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. With the mixer on low, add the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla.

4. Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together into a medium bowl. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Add the oats, raisins, and pecans (in my case, almonds and walnuts) and mix just until combined.Untitled-28

Untitled-295. Using a small ice-cream scoop, drop mounds of dough onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper. Flatten slightly with a damp hand. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer the cookies to a baking rack and cool completely.


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