Pecan Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies

The cookies are so soft and chewy and the combination of old-fashioned oats and pecans with pumpkin spice is...
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Pecan Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies

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The cookies are so soft and chewy and the combination of old-fashioned oats and pecans with pumpkin spice is splendid. — Dishes and Dust Bunnies 

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup plus two tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
  • 1 Cup plus two and a half tablespoons flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 Cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 Cup plus two and a half tablespoons old fashioned or large flake oats
  • 1/2 Cup chopped pecans

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, and molasses. Mix thoroughly.

Combine dry ingredients, except for the pecans and oats. Use a sifter or whisk to combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet. Add in the applesauce until combined. Stir in the pecans and oats.

Chill the dough in the fridge for at least 25-30 minutes. On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (or a silicon baking liner) spoon out dough in roughly 1 tablespoon amounts. Try to leave at least 1 inch to 1.5 inch space between each lump. Put the cookies in the oven for 11-12 minutes.

Once you take the cookies out of the oven leave them on the baking sheet for about 3 minutes before letting them cool on wire rack.

Pecan Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Pecan Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.