Friday, July 2, 2010

Foodie Fridays: Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ok so to incorporate my love of food in my mouth --Foodie Friday! Amazing recipes to try during your weekend, because lets be honest, not everyone can whip up a souffle with dinner by 5:30p on weeknights.

Today's recipe comes from one of my favorite blogs, Joy the Baker.  And this girl is gutsy when it comes to combinations...I've yet to try her "Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies" but if you catch me in the right mood, I'm sure it hits home just as good as "Chicken and Waffles" :)  So I tried them and I didn't use as much Oatmeal(only 2 cups) and mine turned out not so flat, but they are yummy and the pecans MAKE them!

Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

adapted from Southern Living
makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups uncooked oats
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans

Beat the sugar and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fit with a paddle attachment. Beat until creamy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition. Add the vanilla extract and beat until blended.

Whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Add to the butter and egg mixture slowly beating on low speed until just incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans last.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 13 minutes or until they’ve reached your desired doneness. I like mine a little underdone and cook them for 10 minutes. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe and Photos Courtesy of Joy the Baker

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