Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Being sick is not fun. Being sick at the same time as your boyfriend? Sooooo not fun. Double not fun. It sucks!

But not because you will both be sneezing and coughing everywhere and not because you will be going through tissues like mad – it’s because you won’t get spoiled. You won’t get soup made for you and you wont get little teaspoons of cough syrup put into your mouth. You’ll have to do it yourself. You’ll have to put off being a complete baby for another sick-time.

Now don’t get me wrong. Tea is made for me every day! But if you’re a woman reading this post then I don’t have to tell you that the man in the relationship is always the bigger baby when he is sick. It’s a fact.

So, with this darn cold I’ve been trying to take care of my boy. Make sure he has Buckley’s, Puffs tissues, Vicks vapo rub…and cookies. No matter how sick this boy is he will not turn down cookies. His throat isn’t sore enough for those. But hey!
Neither is mine!

To begin, beat the sugar and butter together until creamy, about 3 to 4 minutes.

It’ll look like this:

Add eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition.

Add the vanilla extract and beat until blended.

Whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Add to the butter and egg mixture slowly beating on low speed until just incorporated.

Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans last.

Form into balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes.

Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Slightly adapted from Joy the Baker
Makes 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups uncooked oats
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans

Directions:
Beat the sugar and butter together until creamy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition. Add the vanilla extract and beat until blended.

Whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Add to the butter and egg mixture slowly beating on low speed until just incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans last.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes. I like mine chewy and cook them for 8 minutes. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Comments

  1. those look delicious! and poor you having to deal with a man cold while you are dealing with your own sickness!

  2. aww hope you guys are feeling better. nothing like cookies to cure a cold ;)

  3. Good change from the choc, chip recipe on the chocolate chip bag. I’ll try this. Try a cup of hot chocolate with those delicious cookies and you’ll feel warm all over.

  4. I totally agree – boys are definitely bigger babies when it comes to being sick! And these cookies look delicious – I know I’d eat them, sick or not!

  5. Yummy! These look great!

  6. sorry you are sick….boo. No fun!

    But the cookies…very fun. They look so chewy and perfect!!

  7. OH I KNOW! And you want to know what is worse than being sick at the same time as your boyfriend or spouse? Being sick at the same time as them AND your kids! A couple weeks ago, my wife and I were sick at the same time as our three kids. There was nothing I needed more than to just sleep the cold off, but we had to take care of the kids. Man that was rough. Nice to be better now! Great cookies BTW!

  8. ZOMG YUM.

  9. I’d spoil you if I lived closer!! Feel better! Being sick is the worst.

  10. You are so right, men are always the bigger babies no matter what. These cookies need to find their way into my life, they look great!

  11. LOL it is so true; men are always the bigger babies when they’re sick. Hope you both start feeling better soon! Sending virtual chicken soup. :-)

  12. Oh my goodness gracious! These cookies look so amazing! I hope you feel better soon; being sick is NOT fun, especially with a sick “baby” around too. ;)

  13. Here’s hoping you’re both better before too long! Being sick is the pits. Your cookies look awesome, I love chocolate and oatmeal together :)

  14. Looks amazing! Wow. Looks rich and decadent!

  15. Yep, it’s science, the man is ALWAYS a big baby when he’s sick. And currently, my husband is sick. But at least I’m not so I can take care of him :) Hope you guys get better soon!

  16. pecans, chocolate and oats, oh my!

    wonderful…

  17. Being sick sucks! Ahaha I totally agree that boys are bigger babies when they’re sick; my younger brother is a great example.

    These cookies look so chewy!

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