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
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.