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Chewy Pecan Cookies

 Chewy Pecan Cookies
Oatmeal cookies were always my son's favorite when he was small. I wanted to send him some recently, but I couldn't find the recipe. So, I got out the ingredients and made my own. My family thought they were the best I've ever made! The pecans add a real Southern touch. —Janice Jackson, Haleyville, Alabama
30-36 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie or apple pie spice
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in the eggs, milk and
  • vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and pie
  • spice; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the oats,
  • raisins and nuts; mix well.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake
  • at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove to
  • wire racks to cool. Yield: 5-6 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 199 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 161 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.