Oatmeal Cookies

           Fall is among us! And I can't barely wait to start using all of my sweaters and boots again. But what i'm mostly looking forward to is all of my fall recipes, just waiting to be used again. For me fall equals the most coziest of things, like, candles, warm drinks, a steaming bowl of soup or pasta with a good feel good movie on. And let's not forget a cozy cookie to much along with. Today i'm sharing one of my all time favorite cookie recipes from my very loved cookbook.  I used the basics from the recipe but added a few of my favorite things in this recipe. Hope ya'll enjoy and tag me on instagram, twitter, or facebook if you decided to make these delicious cookies. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pecan halves chopped
  • 1 cup shortening 
  • 1 cup packed dark or light brown sugar (dark tastes better)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 
  • 2 large eggs (room temp)
  • 1 tsp good vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups rolled old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Directions

  1. Chop your pecans and leave to the side for later use
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shortening and sugars. Beat together until combined. (I use a stand mixer but a hand mixer is ok too)
  3. Lightly beat the eggs and vanilla in a medium bowl
  4. Add the egg mixture to the sugar/shortening mixture and beat to thoroughly combine. 
  5. In a separate bowl sift your flour, salt, and baking soda. Stir to combine.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the egg/ sugar mixture and stir until combined
  7. Dump in the oats, pecans, cranberries and stir to combine.
  8. Divide the dough in half. Place each half on a sheet of waxed paper and form a roll 1 1/2in. thick, wrapping the paper tightly around the roll. 
  9. Chill the rolls until ready to use (last up to 3 months in the freezer) (I always keep some just in case)
  10. You can skip step 8 and 9 and go ahead an cook em right then. 
  11. When you are ready to bake them, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. unwrap the dough and slice into 1/4in thick rounds. No need to thaw if frozen just increase the baking time 1 to 2 mins extra.
  12. Place the rounds on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 mins or until light golden brown.
  13. Using a spatuala removing the cookies from the sheet immediately. 

Tip! You can add white chocolate chips, or anything else your would like! 

Well there you guys go! The most easiest recipe and the cookies are to die for! They surely don't last around my house for very long. They also make great gift options as well. 

 

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