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Oatmeal Pecan Cookies Recipe

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It's hard to stop munching on these delightful cookies," admits Debbi Smith, field editor from Crossett, Arkansas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 42 servings


  • 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

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


  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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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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