I love these cookies.. they are soo good... my friend Chris since I have known since elementary school loves them so much, when she comes over she asks me to make these for her, and I do... then we have to have some tea, visit and eat cookies :) which is always a good thing :)
You can leave out the chocolate chips, and add a touch of cinnamon and raisins and they are equally as good, although us girls LOVE chocolate...so usually I don't do that, but I have and it is still good. You can use what ever kinda chocolate chips you like, I usually use semi-sweet, but you can use dark, or milk chocolate use what you like. I also use pecans, but again use what you like and have on hand...
I use a 1/4 sheet pan for baking. And I can put 6 cookies per baking sheet. I used a 1/3 measuring cup to measure these cookies, then I take a wet hand and flatten them down and they make around 9-10 big cookies... Make these for your family today...enjoy
Chocolate chip oatmeal pecan cookies
1 stick butter/margarine softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 t vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 t baking soda
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups oats (I use old fashioned)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350, and spray a baking sheet or line with a silpat.
In large bowl with a wooden spoon, cream (mix) the butter. Add both sugars, vanilla and egg and with spoon work together until smooth and creamy. Add flour, soda & salt and just start combining, add chocolate chips, & pecans mixing until just comes together (don't over mix). With 1/3 measuring cup, scoop out mixture flattening dough out so you have an even 1/3 cup, remove dough to the baking sheet (I just wiggled the scoop a little and the dough came right out) continue placing 6 cookies on your baking sheet. Wet the palm of your hand a little shaking off any excess water, and flatten cookies down. Place in oven and bake for around 17 -18 minutes or until bottoms are lightly golden and the cookies are done. Do not overbake. Let cool for a minute then remove to a baking rack or onto waxed paper. Enjoy