Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies


 • 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 eggs

 • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

 • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

 • 1 teaspoon baking powder

 • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

 • 1 teaspoon salt

 • 3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal

 • 1 1/2 cups raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º.
  2. Place the pecans on a sheet pan and bake for 5 minutes. Cool and chop.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, 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 then vanilla.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.