Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies

I was bored watching Idol tonight so I decided to make some cookies. I didn't have any special ingredients on hand so I googled for something with oatmeal and chocolate chips. I found this recipe on smittenkitchen (love the name of this blog! reminds me of smitten kitten). These cookies were crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I really liked them.


Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen cookies

8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground clove
1 cup quick-cooking oats
2 cups chopped pecans
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment or a Silpat. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add both sugars, salt, and vanilla, and beat until well mixed, about 3 minutes. Stir in eggs, one at a time. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove in a separate bowl. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter with the mixer on low speed. Once the flour has been incorporated, add the second half. Stir in the oats, pecans, and chocolate chips. Drop the dough, by the tablespoon, onto the cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and cool the cookies on a rack. Store at room temperature in a cookie jar or other airtight container.

http://smittenkitchen.com/2007/11/oatmeal-chocolate-chip-and-pecan-cookies/

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