Raisin and Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Raisin and Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

“Raisins that look like chocolate chips are the reason I have trust issues.”

Yesterday was one of those rare days when I actually got up at 5.30 in the morning and went for a jog.

It always feels good when I do that, but the only problem I face is that the day becomes way too long. I was showered and done with breakfast by 7.30 and with the house clean, my friends out of town and nothing to cook since V was not coming home for lunch that day and enough leftovers in the refrigerator for me, I had nothing much to do.


  • 1½ cups pecans, toasted
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 extra large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour ( or use 1½ cups whole wheat flour and no all purpose flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 cups old fashioned oatmeal ( I use a mixture of both rolled oats and quick cooking oats. DO NOT USE INSTANT)
  • 1 cup raisins, soaked in hot water for 10-15 minutes and then drained
  • Optional: chocolate chips, cinnamon chips, craisins instead of raisins, shredded coconut
Read the whole recipe on Experiments of a Housewife