Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Many families have favorite recipes that have been passed down from generations.  I certainly have my favorites from both sides of my family.  When I met Shaun and his family they were quick to tell me that they love baked ziti.  It’s basically a staple at family functions along with the apple pie moonshine.

Well a couple of weekends ago we went to the Texas Panhandle to visit his family.  One night I was coming out of our bedroom from feeding Olivia and Shaun’s dad was baking cookies from scratch.  I know for a fact that my dad has never once in his life EVER baked anything so it caught me off guard to see a man baking.

Grandma's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

He made these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with pecans and let me say I was in Heaven!  In fact I even ate these the next morning for breakfast with my coffee.

Grandma's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies-3

As soon as I got home I made sure that I got the family recipe and that we had the ingredients to make them.  It is 24 hours after making the cookies and I have given them all away to neighbors, co-workers and well I ate some myself.  Looks like I will be making another batch real soon.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies with chocolate chips, oatmeal and pecans.

Yield: approx. 3 dozen

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8-10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


1/2 cup crisco
1/2 cup salted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp hot water
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup chocolate chip morsels
1 cup pecans, chopped


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a mixing bowl cream the crisco and butter. Then add sugar and eggs.
Slowly add the flour and salt.
In a small dish add the baking soda and hot water and mix until it dissolves. Add it to the large mixing bowl along with the vanilla. Mix until everything is well combined.
Stir in the oatmeal, chocolate chips and pecans.
Place on a non-stick baking sheet or silicone baking mat by cookie scoop or large spoon.
Bake for 8-10 minutes remove and let them finish cooking for 2-3 minutes before removing them to cool.

Recipe by Dorothy Miles

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  1. I am not the biggest oatmeal fan but these do look rather tasty! I like the additions in them 🙂

  2. My all time favorite cookie is a homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. Next time Ill add some pecans.

  3. Hooray for family recipes! These look wonderful. For me, when it comes to oatmeal cookies, I love raisins in them. However, I’m willing to give up the raisins for chocolate chips. 🙂

  4. These look delicious and light 🙂

  5. These cookies look to-die-for. But ya know… in a totally alive way. Maybe I’ll bake some up this weekend!

  6. I do love raisins but I also love super chewy texture-filled cookies! I have an oatmeal raisin cookie I need to edit the pics on. Now I want to try yours!

  7. I absolutely LOVE oatmeal cookies. I can’t believe I haven’t made some in forever. Yours looks perfect!

  8. Oh wow!!! These do look amazing! I love the idea of pecans in oatmeal choc. chip cookies!

  9. What type of oatmeal are you using—instant or regular. I’m making these right now with regular, so I hope they turn out! 🙂

  10. Made these tonight and they turned out wonderfully!

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