Lance and I have been getting cookie deliveries lately from friendly neighbors dropping by to say happy holidays. I love looking inside the festive tin boxes to see what treats are in store! In one tin box we got caramel popcorn, fudge and these coconut macaroon type cookies dipped in chocolate. I haven’t tried those yet, but Lance said they’re really good. I hope he left me some. Also, Lance’s mom made a huge batch of shortbread. They are delicious! Plus we have these Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies. I’m struggling to decide if the amount of cookies we have in the house is a good or bad thing.
I made these Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies over the weekend. Lance claims they are the best cookies he’s ever had. I took that as the highest compliment, considering he has some really good cooks in his family. The first thing I ever made him was a batch of cookies as a thank you for doing something handy for me around my old apartment. To this day cookies are still my favorite thing to make him.
I’ve learned recently that using room temperature ingredients works best when baking since everything at room temperature mixes together more easily. Also, the cookie dough will need to chill for at least 1 hour. You’ll need to be prepared for these 2 tips, so you have the ingredients prepared beforehand and you have time to chill the dough before you bake them.
These cookies are a nice holiday spin on the traditional oatmeal raisin. I love the cranberries, cinnamon and added crunch of the pecans in this cookie. These are a nice thick chewy cookie which I prefer. For another holiday cookie, try out the Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Shortbread Thumbprint Cookie recipe I made from the blog, Cooking Classy.
Yield: 27 cookies