There are few things in life that we possibly couldn’t do without and homemade cookies are one of them! Whether they’re chocolate chip or chewy oatmeal cookies like these, we love a good cookie recipe made from scratch.
These chewy oatmeal cookies are studded with white chocolate chips and chopped pecans for delicious sweet and nutty flavor. The rolled oats that are mixed into the cookie dough provide fantastic flavor and texture to these cookies, giving them their signature oatmeal name.
While oatmeal cookies haven’t always gotten the love and attention chocolate chip cookies have, we think this recipe gives chocolate chip cookies a run for their money. These cookies are chewy and tender on the inside and have the perfect amount of nutty, oatmeal flavor.
If you want to add raisins into your batter the way classic oatmeal cookies are usually made, feel free to do that when you mix in the nuts. You can also stir in dried cranberries for a holiday twist. We kept it simple with some pecans and white chocolate chips, preferring the sweet and salty combination of flavors.
When making these oatmeal cookies, it’s important to refrigerate the cookie dough for at least 10 minutes before scooping the dough onto your baking sheet. The batter needs to stiffen up, and it can only do that by giving the oats enough time to absorb the liquid in the batter and chill in the fridge.
If you’re interested in turning these into vegan oatmeal cookies, sub out the egg for a vegan egg and the butter for coconut oil. You can also try out our recipe for vegan chocolate chip cookies too!