Oatmeal Raisin Pecan Cookies

This is an excellent oatmeal cookie recipe but I’m not sure where it came from. I usually don’t like raisins in my cookies but in these I do!  The secret is to soak the raisins in the egg mixture. They turn out so good!

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Oatmeal Raisin Pecan Cookies
Makes about 56 cookies 

3 eggs, well beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup raisins
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1.5 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking soda
2 cups oatmeal
3/4 cup chopped pecans

  1. Beat eggs and vanilla in small bowl. Add raisins and let them soak for an hour (this is a very important step).
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Cream together butter and sugars.
  4. In a separate bowl mix together flours, salt, cinnamon and baking soda.
  5. Add flour mixture and egg mixture to the creamed butter.
  6. Once combined add in oatmeal and pecans.
  7. Roll into small balls and place on cookie sheet.
  8. Place on middle rack and bake for 8-10 minutes (10 minutes was perfect for my oven). Take them out when they are lightly browned.
  9. Let cool and enjoy!

 

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