Last updated on December 23rd, 2019.
Make a double batch of these super addicting Oatmeal Craisin Pecan Cookies – you won’t regret it!! They are chewy, buttery, caramelized, sweet with a touch of tartness and saltiness – perfection! One bowl, no chilling time, and ready in 30 minutes.
You’re going to love these sweet and salty, chewy and crunchy Oatmeal Craisin Pecan cookies. These are my go-to cookies when I have to bring cookies in to work or for my son’s school.
They are ALWAYS devoured, and then I always have people either asking me for the recipe, or asking if I sell these. I usually laugh and say thank you, but then they seriously ask “no, I would buy these, name your price!”
These are the cookies I make anytime it is like, 9pm and I remember that “oh sh*t, I need to make cookies for tomorrow” because they’re so easy, delicious, and I usually have all the ingredients on hand.
Here’s what makes these the best Oatmeal Craisin Cookies:
These cookies are:
- thick and chewy
- buttery and rich
- just a little tart thanks to the craisins (dried cranberries), perfect for balancing out the sweetness
- caramelized at the bottom
- nutty – the pecans get nice and toasty as the cookies bake
- just a tad salty to get that addicting sweet and salty combination we all love
- super easy to make and make a big batch of small cookies, which is perfect for parties, sharing, or bringing in to school or work. Just one bowl, no chilling time, and super quick to bake
Not sure about the craisins?
Use raisins, or chopped dried apricots instead of dried cranberries.
Not sure about the pecans?
Skip them, or use walnuts instead.
Not sure about the cinnamon?
Skip it, reduce the amount, or try adding even more flavor with pumpkin spice.
Not sure about all that butter?
Do NOT skip that! You’re making dessert here, not salad. Make these cookies taste good. If you really want to, you can cut use 1 stick plus 4 tablespoons butter – as long as the cookie dough mixes well and sticks together, you’re good to go.
So tell me: Would you try these? Or are you a cookie purist and prefer traditional oatmeal raisin cookies? Let me know in a comment below!
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- 1 stick plus 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup light brown sugar (dark brown can be used)
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour (or all purpose flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups oatmeal (quick, 1 minute, or instant)
- 2/3 cup craisins
- 2/3 cup crushed pecans
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease two large cookie sheets with butter.
- In a large bowl, use a whisk to cream together the melted butter and the sugar, until they are well combined and the butter is no longer separated from the sugar.
- Add 2 eggs and vanilla extract, and whisk together until fully combined.
- Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon, and whisk together.
- Add the oatmeal. Using a fork, mix everything together really well.
- Add the craisins and the pecans, and mix them into the cookie dough.
- Using a tablespoon measure, place neat mounds of cookie dough about 2 inches apart on your cookie sheet. Gently press down a bit to flatten them just a little.
- Bake 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies start to turn golden brown around the edges and are fully cooked. I found that the cookies that were nicely caramelized on the bottom tasted the best.
- Remove from oven, and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before using a spatula to remove them from the cookie sheet. If you try too soon they will crumble and fall apart!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g