Sunday, September 18, 2016

Pecan Date Oatmeal Cookies

Pecans are magical. They taste fantastic and really bring these cookies to life. I use the recipe from Joy of Cooking for quick oatmeal cookies. I added about half a cup of chopped pecans and half a cup of chopped dates. I have two ceramic cookie sheets that bake the cookies crispy without burning the bottom. I got them at the thrift store at different times for $5 each. I highly recommend them.

If you haven't yet bought a Joy of Cooking here is the recipe.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla 
1 tbsp milk
1 egg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chopped dates

Cream the butter, then cream the brown and white sugar into it. Add vanilla, milk and egg. Beat. Add dry ingredients and mix. Drop onto cookie sheet, makes two dozen cookies. Bake at 350F for 12-22 minutes. 12 minutes on metal cookie sheets, 22 minutes on ceramic. Remove from oven before the bottom burns and they should be nice and crispy. Soft gooey cookies are a marketing gimmick for children. 

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