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Pecan and raisin oatmeal cookies offer you the perfect crispy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside treat. This recipe will take you back to grandma’s kitchen, with familiar spicy, nutty and sweet flavors. A big bonus is that it is simple to make and most ingredients are staples in any household pantry!

What You Need for Oatmeal Cookies With Pecans and Raisins

This deliciously chewy pecan and raisin oatmeal cookie recipe needs these ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cups of softened butter
  • 1 ¼ cups of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups of flour
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups of oats
  • 1 cup of Pecan Nation’s roasted and salted pecans
  • 1 cup of raisins

You can use quick or old-fashioned oats and substitute raisins with sultanas or cranberries. If you prefer a sweeter cookie, swap the salted nuts with maple crumble or cinnamon pecans. For a holiday flair, try gingerbread pecans! Of course, you can also use raw pecans by trying our baker’s special.

How to Make Oatmeal Cookies With Raisins and Pecan Nuts

The best part of these yummy cookies is that they are easy to make.

Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then add the butter and cream together in a large bowl. Add the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.

Next up, pour in the flour, spices, salt and baking soda and mix. Complete the dough mix by including the oats, raisins and pecans. Roll 2 tablespoons of the dough into balls, placing it on a lined baking sheet. Allow about 2 inches between the cookies for baking.

Finally, add to the oven and bake for 12 minutes or until the tops of the cookies are golden brown. Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool before moving to the cooling rack. Store the cookies in a sealed container to keep them fresh with the perfect texture — that’s if there are any cookies left to store!

The Health Benefits of the Core Ingredients

These pecan and raisin oatmeal cookies are packed full of nutrients, making this an excellent sweet treat:

  • Pecans: Did you know pecans have the lowest net carbs of any nut? They also have the highest antioxidants per serving and are native to North America. Pecans are perfect for baking and equally yummy as a healthy snack.
  • Raisins: Dried grapes or raisins are brimming with fiber and potassium and are low in fat. Like pecans, they are high in antioxidants and improve your digestion. Raisins are a good source of iron, vitamin B6 and manganese.
  • Oats: These whole grains are fiber-rich, great for regulating blood sugar levels, and can reduce cholesterol. Oats contain antioxidants called Avenanthramides that promote heart health.

Where Can You Get Top-Quality Pecans?

Pecan Nation upholds a crop-to-ship process — growing the pecans, checking the quality and doing everything in-between until they reach your door. We exclusively specialize in pecans and produce over 40 varieties. Shop top-quality pecans online today!

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