Pecan Classic Cookies

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by breezermom

These are oatmeal cookies with pecans, that have an extra bonus of a brown sugar/pecan mixture placed right in the middle of each cookie. Cooking time depends on the number of cookie sheets you can fit in your oven, so that may vary! I guessed 2 cookie sheets in the oven at a time times 2!

Top Review by diner524

Great cookies, full of pecan crunch and flavor!!! I made 1/2 of the recipe which yielded 2 dozen. I made the recipe as written except that I used 1/2 shortening (Crisco) and 1/2 butter and then for the second dozen, I took Annacia's suggestion, and added 1/4 tsp cinnamon. Loved both versions and they truly don't need the cinnamon but are also equally yummy with the cinnamon. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for the "Best of" tag game.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening; gradually add sugars, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add eggs and vanilla, beating well.
  2. Combine flour, soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture mixing well.
  3. Stir in oats and pecans.
  4. Shape dough into 1 inch balls; place on ungreased cookie sheets. Press thumb into each ball of dough, leaving an indentation. Fill each indentation with about 1/2 tsp topping.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on wire racks.

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