Makes about 2 1/2 dozen

If you like these cookies spicier, increase the ginger, allspice, and cloves.

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together first 7 ingredients.

Step 2

Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract, beating until blended. Gradually add flour mixture, beating at low speed until blended.

Step 3

Stir in oats, chopped pecans, and if desired, raisins.

Step 4

Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets; lightly press down dough.

Step 5

Bake, in batches, at 350° for 12 to 14 minutes. (Cookies should not be brown around the edges, and centers will not look quite done.) Cool slightly on baking sheets. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Ratings & Reviews

Not good

May 27, 2016
Worst recipe ever. While the dough tastes super good, the cookies spread out so much and totally stuck to the parchment paper. I double checked my measurements and all was perfect. I tried cooking longer amount of time, to no avail. Oven temp is correct too. Dough was thoroughly chilled. Don't why the sugar to flour ratio is so different compared to other oatmeal cookie recipes.

ALBBaker's Review

December 21, 2014
I put 3-4x the spices, use dried cranberries, and 2 cups of toasted nuts (half walnuts, half pecans). My husband says they're the best cookies he's ever had!