My husband and I were going out to a movie and dinner with friends. I wanted to bring a special treat to my girlfriend’s mother who was babysitting all of our kids. I decided to make some tasty oatmeal cookies with dark chocolate, craisins, and pecans (inspired by Bethie). The dark chocolate tasted so good with the tart craisins and I loved the crunchy pecans. I decided to use whole wheat flour to make them a bit healthier. They were a huge hit with everyone and they were so easy to make…I love that.
Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Craisin, and Pecan Cookies:
- 1 stick of butter, softened
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup PLUS 2 tbsp of whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups of quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup of craisins
- 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
How to Make Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Craisin, and Pecan Cookies
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
In a mixer, combine the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until creamy. Mixing slowly, add the egg and the vanilla.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt, and baking soda; slowly stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture until blended. Add the oats, chocolate chips, craisins and pecans then mix thoroughly.