We took a "one tank trip" to Helen, Georgia with my parents last month. It was a lot of fun. We had a picnic lunch in front of Anna Ruby Falls. I packed a stuffed sandwich, sweet and salty granola bars, fresh peaches and some of the best raisin pecan oatmeal cookies that I have ever tasted. My friend Tracy turned me on to this oatmeal cookie recipe from the Barefoot Contessa. It is truly a cookie that will delight your taste buds.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Pecans
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
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
1 1/2 cups raisins
Place the pecans on a sheet pan and bake for 5 minutes at 350. Set aside to cool. Chop very coarsely.
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.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned.
Transfer the cookies to a baking rack and cool completely.
If you are an oatmeal cookie fan, and I know that there are a lot of you out there, you need to try this recipe. They really are scrumptious.
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