Toasted oatmeal pecan and chocolate cookies

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Today I am blogging and baking these oatmeal pecan and chocolate cookies. The pecans are being toasted in the oven, the chocolate chips are open to snack on with a cup of tea, and the kitchenaid is at the ready.

Because today a man came to repair my washing machine. Seeing my broken frontloader up against the wall, the man-who-works-with-washing-machines-for-a-living said he had hurt his back and could not move the washing machine…. if I could be so kind.

Toasted oatmeal pecan and chocolate cookies

Regretfully moving washing machines is not in my repertoire. For I also do not want to hurt my back. But man-who-works-for-a-living-with-washing-machines, does this ALL DAY. So he leaves my house. And my broken washing machine. Saying he can not help me.

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I can make cookies. I can blog, and learn lines, and bake simultaneously.  These are things I can do! I can also call a different repair company… and you know what… when NEW-man-who-works-for-a-living-with-washing-machines comes over. Imma gonna give him a cookie!

Don’t get me wrong, I have total compassion for man-who-works-for-a-living-with-washing-machines-and-has-a-bad-back. But I think we can all agree the moral here:

Confucius say: man who fixes my washing machine will get the cookie.

 Ingredients

1 cup rolled oats, toasted
1/2 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature (85 grams)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line two baking sheets.
  2. Place pecans on a baking sheet, toast in oven until lightly golden. Set aside
  3. Place oats on a baking sheet, toast until lightly golden, about 5 minutes.
  4. Beat butter and sugars in a large mixer bowl, or kitchen aid, at medium speed until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Reduce speed to low.
  5. Remove oats from oven and add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat just until incorporated. Fold in pecans and chocolate chips.
  6. Form 1-inch balls of dough and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Flatten slightly.
  7. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, for 10 minutes or until cookies are golden.
  8. Cool for 1 minute on baking trays, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes: 32 cookies

Storage: Airtight container

Healthy? 75 calories a cookie

Source: Tutti Dolci

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