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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 42 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

141 calories: 2 each, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein .

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in oats and nuts. Chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 7 dozen.
Originally published as Oatmeal Pecan Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 1997, p54


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alsmomma
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"This is my go-to oatmeal cookie recipe. It's the absolute perfect balance between crispy and chewy. I've made this recipe many, many times and gotten rave reviews everytime!"

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