140.4…Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies
Baking is one of my favorite things to do on a rainy day. Today was grey, rainy and gloomy. I decided to warm things up with some freshly baked cookies.
There’s nothing like the aroma of cinnamon goodness wafting through the house. These oatmeal raisin cookies are the perfect thing to bake any day but they are extra special on rainy days.
Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies (Makes 30-35 cookies)
Slightly adapted from Barefoot Contessa
1 1/2 cups pecans
1/2 pound (2 sticks) 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 pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
1 1/2 cups raisins
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Place the pecans on a sheet pan and bake for 5 minutes, until crisp. Set aside to cool. Chop very coarsely.
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.
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 and mix just until combined.
Using a small ice-cream scoop or a tablespoon, drop 2-inch 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.
Yesterday I had a craving for Jersey Mike’s. It was just my luck that Lisa was picking up sandwiches for her family there and offered to pick me up one. Score!
What was even better was that I ate it in bed watching TV. Awesome Saturday afternoon.
Last night was the school’s annual fundraiser. It was held at the Port Pavilion in downtown San Diego. The theme was “Bollywood” and all the food was Indian… my favorite!
We enjoyed some wine, food and company before we headed home.
Today has been pretty lazy in the most awesome way. I stayed in bed for a bit looking at Pinterest, then enjoyed a couple cups of coffee while baking the Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies. By the time I cleaned up the kitchen, it was just about lunch time so breakfast never happened.
My husband picked up Pei Wei for lunch. I had Mongolian Shrimp with brown rice.
Tonight we are going to my sister in law’s house for dinner. I will be bringing some of the Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies. Gotta share the love!
What was the last cookie recipe you baked?