Easy Entertaining, Recipes

Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

I am pretty traditional when it comes to seasonal guidelines so that means I don’t wear white shoes after Labor Day (actually haven’t owned white shoes in years – so that one is super easy) and I don’t eat oatmeal cookies in the summer. Ok so maybe I made up the no oatmeal cookies in the summer one, but it just seems wrong to eat a cookie that gives you such a warm and cozy feeling when it’s 90 degrees outside. Oatmeal cookies have always been a comfort food for me and trading out the traditional raisins for pecans just makes them all that more special. So since it’s officially September now, I thought it was close enough to fall to share these  Oatmeal Pecan Cookies with you. I think you are going to love them.

Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

Behind the Scenes Belle replaces raisins with pecans in Oatmeal Pecan Cookies to give a delicious twist on this traditional comfort food.


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 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 salt
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the pecans on a sheet pan and bake for 5 minutes, until crisp. Set aside to cool. Chop very coarsely. (This step is optional, but it will bring out the rich flavor of the pecans.)
  3. Beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
  4. With the mixer on low, add the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla.
  5. Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together into a medium bowl.
  6. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture.
  7. Stir in the oats and pecans by hand.
  8. Use a small scoop to drop onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Slightly flatten to ensure even cooking.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Oatmeal Pecan Cookies are great for snacks and treats

These Oatmeal Pecan Cookies would make a great after-school snack or a breakfast treat (after all they are oatmeal cookies).  Neighbors, co-workers, teachers or bus drives would certainly appreciate a cute baggie of these as well.

Please let me know if you make these, and especially if you add your own personal touch. Maybe you will add the raisins back in, or add chocolate chips, or maybe even butterscotch chips.

I would love to see your version of these Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

Until then…

Stay humble, work hard, be kind.

Wendy - Behind the Scenes Belle







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