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Curious Southern Cook on a journey to learn...and to create exceptional dining experiences. I love entertaining and preparing food for loved ones & friends and sharing those experiences with others. My wish is that you will be fed too. Bon Appetite!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

On a lazy Saturday afternoon, still recovering from a recent surgery and unable to leave the house, what does one do... why make cookies of course.  This recipe makes about 60 cookies so we will be sharing some plus a homemade chicken pot pie with dear friends that are also home-bound due to a recent illness.  I modified a recipe from Ina Garten...love her!


Loaded Oatmeal Cookies
Inspired by Ina Garten’s
Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time: 49 min
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 39 min

Yield: 56 to 60 cookies


2 cups pecans
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup light 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 kosher salt
3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the pecans on a sheet pan and bake for 5 minutes. Set aside and when cool coarsely chop.

In a bowl beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together on medium-high speed with an electric mixer until combined. With the mixer on low, add the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together into a medium bowl. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Add the oats, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and pecans and mix just until combined.

Using a small cookie scoop, drop dough onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper or a
silicone baking mat (12 per half sheet pan). Flatten slightly with a damp hand. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer the cookies to a baking rack and cool completely.