Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Yield:  4 dozen




1 cup butter, room temperature

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 ¼ cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

3 cups old fashioned oats

1 ½ cups chopped toasted pecans




Preheat oven to 375 degrees F


Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.  In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt and gradually add into the butter mixture until well blended.  Stir in the oats and pecans.  Shape into balls approximately 1½ inches in diameter and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat.  Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until they are lightly browned.  Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire rack.