These maple pecan oatmeal cookies embrace the flavors of fall! Enjoy this chewy crisp oatmeal cookie and all its nutty goodness with a tall glass of milk!
Fall is my favorite season. I thoroughly enjoy being cozy in my home with the smells of good food cooking or baking. There is also nothing like coming home after a long day to home-cooked or baked food and smells. I believe it's therapeutic.
When I was at the store last week I noticed that Nestle has maple-flavored baking chips available for the season. I bought them and quickly settled on trying them in some oatmeal cookies. These maple pecan oatmeal cookies turned out deliciously. They are more of a crisp, chewy cookie and definitely go well with a tall glass of milk. So give them a try, and let me know what you think!
This is what the bag of maple chips looks like. I bought mine at Walmart.
These cookies are basic cookies to mix up. My big tip with any kind of oatmeal cookie is this, though. Oatmeal has a slower rate of absorption of liquids than flour, which means that after you've added the amount of flour called for, your cookie dough may appear to need more flour.
Even though you will want to go ahead and add extra flour, don't. Wait 5 to 10 minutes, giving the oatmeal time to absorb the extra liquid. If, after waiting, you still think you need more flour, then go ahead and add some.
Maple Pecan Oatmeal Cookies
- ¾ Cup Shortening
- ½ Cup White Sugar
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- ½ Cup Water
- 1 Tbs. Maple Flavoring
- 1 Egg
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- 3 Cups Quick Cooking Oatmeal
- 1 Cup Maple Flavored Baking Chips
- 1 Cup Pecans chopped I use Fisher's Pecan Cookie Pieces
- 1 Cup Flour
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare baking sheets by spraying them with non-stick cooking spray or lining them with parchment paper.
- Cream the shortening and sugars together. Add the water, maple flavoring, and egg. Mix well.
- Stir in the baking soda and salt.
- Stir in the oatmeal.
- Add the maple chips and chopped pecans.
- Stir in the flour. When the dough is first mixed up, it may seem like it needs more flour. However, the oatmeal will continue to absorb the moisture in the dough as it sits so if you add more flour your cookies may end up dry and tough. If you are concerned that the dough is too wet, let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes then give it a stir and see if it is still too wet. It really shouldn’t be, though.
- Drop the dough by the tablespoonful onto prepared baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes. The bottom edges will have turned very lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack and eat!
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