Friday, April 9, 2010

Barefoot Bloggers: Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

The Barefoot Blogger pick for this week was Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies. The timing of this recipe could not have worked out better for me. 1) My mom recently gave me a ton of toasted pecans and I had no idea what I was going to do with them all. 2) I'm going out of town tomorrow to visit the in-laws and had yet to think up something to bring. I always bring with me a little hospitality gift - usually a quick loaf of some sort but I wanted to do something different this time. This fit the bill. I also had the added bonus of already having all the ingredients in my pantry.

I thought these cookies were a success. I left out the raisins because my hubby is not a big fan. Otherwise, I did everything according to the recipe. They seemed to retain quite a bit of their chewiness after cooling completely, which is nice. I loved the simplicity of this recipe. The measurements are standard and easy to remember. I can imagine making these another time or two and then never having to look at the recipe again. It's that simple.

Also, this is the first time I've ever baked with parchment paper. There's no turning back now.

For the in-laws, I put about a dozen cookies in two large treat bags (there are two because my husband's parents are divorced) and whipped up a couple of little tags to adorn them. They're sure to bring smiles tomorrow.

Future Note: This would be a good recipe to revisit this summer as an ice cream sandwich with some homemade vanilla ice cream.


  1. Welcome to the group! Your cookies look delicious...what a great gift to give to your in-laws!

  2. Congratulations on being a Barefoot Blogger! These cookies will make (or rather by now they HAVE MADE) a perfect hostess gift. Won't they be nice with a cup of tea?

  3. Great looking cookies! I'm glad they helped you use up your pecans AND were a welcome gift. Thanks for baking with me this week!

  4. These certainly look yummy. I'd leave out the raisins too and probably add chocolate chips. I gotta check out the barefoot bloggers...

  5. Saw your profile on another page. Glad I read your informative and well-written blog. Look forward to following you here. Have a great night. Cheers!

  6. Your cookies look wonderful and I sure they will be enjoyed by your husband's family. How could they not love them? I know I've said it before but some things are worth repeating. I really love your blog. Have a great day.Blessings...Mary

  7. Future grown-up: Thanks!

    Kate: Yes, I think they'd be lovely with tea. Or in my case, perhaps coffee, as I tend to be more of a coffee drinker. :)

    Leslie: Thanks again for choosing such a great recipe. As it turns out I had enough for both hostess gifts and a family gathering - everyone raved about them.

    Hungry Dog: I agree, I was thinking that next time I might include some chocolate chunks.

    Lazaro Cooks: Thanks for finding my blog - I enjoyed visiting yours as well.

    Mary: Thank you so much for your kind remarks. They really mean a lot!