Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Candied Pecans






Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Candied Pecans 

10 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
1/4 cup packed brown sugar, plus 3/4 cup
1/8 teaspoon salt, plus 3/4 teaspoon
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 cups quick-cooking oats
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup raisins, soaked in hot water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook for 3-4 minutes, whisking frequently, until it foams and turns golden brown. Pour all but 1 tablespoon butter out of saucepan and into a large mixing bowl. Place remaining butter back over heat, add pecans, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt, and cook 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently until sugar is dissolved, and nuts are golden brown. Pour nuts into a small bowl and set aside to cool completely.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, 3/4 teaspoon salt and cinnamon; whisk in oats until combined.
Add remaining 3/4 cup brown sugar into large bowl containing browned butter, and beat together using a mixer on medium speed until well combined; beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in flour mixture until just combined; stir in pecans and raisins until combined.

Roll heaping tablespoonfuls of dough into balls, place on cookie sheets, and flatten into a 1/4-inch thickness using palms of hands. Bake 12=14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies

41 comments:

  1. Hehe, thank you for the lessons :-D And for the lovely cookies!!

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  2. What lovely & yummie cookies!!

    Have a great week in New York: Enjoy yourself!!

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  3. #1: I found no better option than to clean with Fantastic (or something similar) all the inside walls of the microwave and also dishwash clear the rotating plate. And keep it open a while till it's dry so the smell goes away...

    #3: raisins are great! Though chocolate is still top priority to me...

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  4. These sound great, I've never put nuts in my Oatmeal cookies, I'll have to give it a try.

    I've been trying to perfect this cookie forever. I made them (AGAIN) and think the best mix is raisins and craisins together, sweet meets tart :)

    http://youreverydaymama.blogspot.com/2009/07/best-oatmeal-cookie-recipe-throw.html

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  5. candied pecans alone are worth a round of applause. lovely cookies. and truly, i don't think anything smells as bad and as disappointing as burnt popcorn. :)

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  6. Oooh New York?! Whatcha going to do there? :)

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  7. Have fun on your trip! Seriously, thanks to morning sickness, these cookies are the only thing that look appealing to me right now! :D

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  8. I am not a fan of microwave popcorn either. I read somewhere that it's full of some kind of toxin called diacetyl that is present in the butter. So now I only want to make it the old fashioned way with quality oil. I found a recipe on Simply Recipes - I know, it seems silly of me to need a recipe for something so basic but I need all the help I can get in the kitchen. That's why I love your blog! Anyway, here's the link - http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/perfect_popcorn/ for anyone else who might need it.
    Cheers, Jood
    P.S. Love your recipes and plan to try out the cookies soon.

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  9. NO WAY, that's what the POM people meant my surprise gift!!!!!!!! AAAAHHHHHH!

    Ooh, New York again! I'll mos def be keeping you in mind, Em.

    Also, in Little House on the Prairie Ma kept telling Laura to wear her bonnet, but she didn't and ended up being browner than Nellie Olsen.

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  10. If you have time, give me a call/shoot me an email if you want to meet up at all (or need any help getting around/finding somewhere to eat/etc...)!
    sarahbodeclark at gmail dot com

    Hope you have a great trip!

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  11. hope you're having fun in nyc! yummy cookies :)

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  12. oh these look delicious! lately I ve been experimenting with oats and this surley is a recipe I m going to try :)yummy!

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  13. These cookies look fantastic!! Yum candied pecan!

    Thanks for your lovely comment too :)

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  14. Gooooood cookies!
    Baaaaad microwave popcorn! (use baking soda to get the smell out)

    Have fun in NYC. My daugher lives there-I'm going Thanksgiving for sure. Be sure to let us know where you went and what you did!

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  15. Hey, thanks for the comment on my blog! It really made my day - you're famous!!! And you're commenting on my blog!!! *swoon*

    Anyway. I love your recipes. I really do. I find it so admirable that you're able to write your own.

    Besides, I love pecans... can't wait to try these out!

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  16. Funny post. I never thought to actually look at the little raisin girl. She's kinda cute, and obviously a very hard worker as she's been holding those raisins for YEARS.

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  17. I always stand by the microwave now when I make popcorn because I also have no idea how to get rid of that awful burnt popcorn smell!

    Your cookies look addicting, as usual :)

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  18. OHMYGAWD, candied pecans, what a fabulous idea! I'm always psyched for candied and spiced nuts around the holidays, but it never occurred to me to put them in cookies or baked goods! And this is why I love Sugar Plum.
    If your microwave still smells when you get back from NYC, try putting a box of baking soda in there. That's my cure all for nasty smells.

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  19. Hope you have a great time in NYC! I really would love to go back. The cookies sound delicious! I love a good oatmeal raisin cookie...and the candied pecans are the perfect addition. I've gotten hooked on craisins but I might just have to use some raisins soon!

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  20. LOL - I kinda like raisins, especially in cookies. These particular cookies look delish, and candied pecans - devine.

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  21. Fantastic post as always Emily! There are at least 3 Foodbuzz Food Blogger Awards you should win! :)

    Can't wait to see what you are up to in NYC.

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  22. Haha nice life lessons. Microwave popcorn makes some of the worst smells ever. I couldn't agree more.

    Raisin cookies are def my friend, and whenever you add pecans, well that just makes them even more special. Give them a super shot indeed :)

    Good luck on the trip. You and NYC are becoming real close friends!

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  23. woah! that pomx stuff looks cool! and these cookies look delicious!!

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  24. That poor raisin girl indeed. I can't remember the name of the town that the SunMaid ones come from, but I remember that there is NOTHING around there.

    Have a great time in NY! *waves in that general direction* :)

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  25. There is NOTHING worse than the smell of burnt microwave popcorn! It really sticks up the whole house.

    I just made oatmeal raisin cookies and you are right, everyone should give raisins a chance!! They are good (although I already knew that one, hehe!)
    Hope you enjoy your NY trip :)

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  26. I love raisins and sultanas. Why do people treat them so badly? I think a law should be passed that everyone has to try raisins at least once a year!

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  27. oh my goodness these sound divine!! love candied pecans :)

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  28. Yummy looking cookies!

    Email me if you want to meet up (cupcakes, anyone?) while you're in NYC! sparkyluma@yahoo.com Either way - have a fantastic time!

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  29. I am enjoying your playlist..love your taste in music!! That MGMT song is one of my favorites!

    I hope your week in NYC is going great. I loooove NYC..especially in the fall!

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  30. Your post is darling, as always.
    Hope you are having a marvelous trip.
    LL

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  31. These cookies look rustically gorgeous. They do remind me of Fall when I look at them. Hope you are having fun in NYC.

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  32. sugarplum strikes again. dang your cookies always look amazing! have fun in NY!

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  33. I've been seeing your pictures on facebook and I'm eager to know what did you think about Levain ccc! These ones don't look bad either eh! I'm also very partial to raisins!

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  34. oh my god! yum yum yumm!!! its all about the candied pecans! I'm so excited i found your blog! Its one of y new favorites! I'll be back often :)
    Mini Baker

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  35. These cookies look so yummie, oatmeal with raisin and candied pecan, absolutely delicious...and the pictures as great as well :-)

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  36. The cookies look amazing, and I've loved seeing your updates of NYC on Facebook!

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  37. wow didn't know POM was doing iced coffee. loving the candied pecans addition. it makes it so much more amazing i reckon. wish i could taste it! x

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  38. I just used this recipe as inspiration for my cookies..i just added a few extra ingredients :) They were soo delish! Thanks for sharing http://bit.ly/qLsOpS

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