Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Cookies make people nice.  If you see a mean, out-of-sorts person, just give’em a cookie.  It won’t fix their problem but it will probably make them smile.  Unless they can’t have sugar, then all you have done is make things worse.  Or if they are allergic to nuts and you give them a peanut butter cookie.  Then you have REALLY made things worse.  Or if they just started a diet and get all mad ’cause they really want the cookie and they don’t eat the cookie for like 6 hours then they say “to hell with it, I want a COOKIE’.  Then they are all disappointed in themselves for giving in.  Or if it is a kid who is super-sensitive to sweets and they act cracked out for 15 hours because of the cookie.  Then their parents hate you.

On second thought, maybe giving out cookies is a bad idea.  You should probably eat them all yourself.  That would be MUCH safer.  And if you want some cookies all to yourself, I highly recommend these!  I came up with this particular cookie about a year ago.  Try them.  You will like them.  Try them and you will like them I say.  🙂

All good things begin with butter and sugar.  Amen.

All good things begin with butter and sugar. Amen.

Cream these together then add the eggs and vanilla.

cookie egg vanilla

Get all this blended nicely and add the sifted dry ingredients.

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And blend some more.  Grab some oatmeal….

cookie cookie

And blend it in.  If you look in the bowl you will notice 2 kinds of oatmeal.  This is only because I ran out of quick oats and had to fill in with regular oats.  This is permissible.  Unlike using margarine.

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Follow the oatmeal with white chocolate chips.  Blend.  Then add some chopped pecans.  Blend.  Then add some chopped Craisins.  Blend.  You are a darn good blender, you know that?  😉

Assuming you have the oven pre-heated get to rounding up all the goodness on a cookie sheet.

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I always use a cookie scoop not because I want pretty cookies but because I want them to all be done at the same time.  I hate over baked cookies.  I like’em soft!  Unlike my grandmother who prefers them baked to the point of brittleness that a loud speaker would crumble them.  Those aren’t cookies, those are crackers.

But don’t tell her I said that!

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Ah, Cookies.  Let them cool a bit before moving to a rack.

And share them.

cookie

But only with people who aren’t on a diet, aren’t allergic to nuts, aren’t diabetic and……oh bother.

Just eat’em okay?

OK.


The Specifics~

Rachel’s Chocolate Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup butter, room temp

1 cup light brown sugar, packed

1 cup white sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 1/2 cups quick oats

3/4 cup white chocolate chips

3/4 cup Craisins, chopped

3/4 cup pecans, chopped

     Cream together the butter and both sugars until smooth.  Add the eggs and extract.  Sift together the flour, soda and salt.  Add to the creamed mixture and blend well.  Add the oats, chocolate, Craisins and pecans one at a time blending well after each.  Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon.   Bake in pre-heated oven at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.  Allow to cool about 5 minutes on cookie sheet before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

Yields about 3 dozen.

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