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Wow, these cookies are delicious! I followed the recipe exactly and the cookies baked up perfectly. I used walnuts (fresh from my tree) instead of pecans. For those of you who said the cookies spread too much - did you try chilling the dough before baking? If the butter/margarine/shortening is too soft when you add it, the cookies will spread more in the oven. Also, you should always make sure the cookie sheets have cooled before putting more cookie dough on them.

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katewa44 November 22, 2011

YUM!!!! I doubled the salt and honey but otherwise kept it the same. Such a great texture!! I also soaked the raisins in some boiling water for 15 minutes before mixing in to keep them mega soft.

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Meghan March 12, 2010

Everything Petitfour says is true. These are delicious and truly addictive. I have made more batches of these this month than I can count. Some with cranberries, some with mixed dried fruits and some with tropical fruits and they were all delicious.

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Sue Magoo October 30, 2003

My daughter chose this recipe to bake for a 4-H cookie bake and won first place in her class. She now moves on to the county level. YEA! Thank you for sharing.

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abhndrsn_11936681 November 18, 2013

My son's Cub Scout den was having an oatmeal cookie competition last night, so I came here to search for a good sounding recipe to make. Right out of the oven I could tell these were a winner. I had to have a taste, and let me tell you, they were so GOOD! They were soft and chewy. There were 11 different cookies in the competition, and this cookie won 1st place!! One of the judges was a professional chef, and she raved about the cookie and wanted the recipe! Thank you so much for sharing your award winning recipe!

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michelles3boys November 05, 2013

Great recipe!! I added peanut butter as well...Will definitely use this in the future.

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nochefhere January 21, 2010

I just made these and baked only 2 cookies to taste...they were sooo goood! I rolled up the rest into a log and put it in the freezer. I plan to bake it for my Girls' Luncheon in three days! Thanks for a great recipe!

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Grace Lynn April 13, 2004

I made these for the first time and they were really good!!! I decreased the sugar to 1/2 brown and 1/2 white; didn't have any parchment paper so I sprayed the cookie sheet with cooking spray and they came out perfect. Baked them exactly between 9-10 minutes, will be making them again definitely.

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Wheateye February 23, 2004

I made this recipe yesterday and the cookies were delicious. I used parchment paper for the first time and I will never bake without it again. It is great! I wondered about the tbsp. of honey in this recipe but it must help with the golden brown color and great texture. I made about 42 cookies using a rounded tbsp. I didn't add cranberries due to my husband's insistence. The oven time was dead on and this will now be my official oatmeal cookie recipe. They were lovely and crisp on the outside and soft and chewy in the middle. How nice to find a recipe that needs no adjustments regarding oven time, etc. Thank you Petitfour!

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Patric February 08, 2004

Very tasty cookies and they looked great on my gift trays. I could only find orange flavored Craisins, so the flavor was a bit different, but still yummy. I also used walnuts instead of the pecans. Thanks for posting...I had these at a church bazaar and just had to search out the recipe...these tasted very similar, except not as many walnuts. Next time I will use regular Craisins and I think increase the nuts. Thanks again! Next time I will use regular Craisins and I think increase the nuts. P.S. I needed exactly 9 minutes bake time and got close to 5 dozen cookies.

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Karen=^..^= December 29, 2003
Chewy Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies