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Maple Pecan Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

These Maple Pecan Oatmeal Cookies are an unexpected delight you never know you desperately needed.

Changing up your palette? Trying new things? I like sticking to the classics.

So when I first discovered these Maple Pecan Oatmeal Cookies, I was hesitant to say the least.

The Perfect Combination

I, too, can be iffy on oatmeal flavored things. But these cookies aren’t really overdone with anything. The maple is the real star of the show here, I’ll be honest. Everything else is just along for the ride.

But nothing overpowers anything else. The surprising thing is how every ingredient works together to support the finished product.

You don’t bite in and go, “This is a maple cookie,” or “This is an oatmeal cookie.” Everything blends together and it creates something brand new.

And trust me, you’ll fall in love.

A New Favorite

I get regular requests for cookies from my family. Chocolate chip is probably the most popular, but these Maple Pecan Oatmeal might seriously have knocked the king off its throne.

Best of all? They’re perfect for the holiday season. The maple and pecans give the perfect mix of sweet and crunchy to get your palette in the holiday spirit.

I can promise you, you won’t be disappointed.

“Maple Pecan Oatmeal Cookies” Ingredients:

Time to talk ingredients. For these epic Maple Pecan Oatmeal Cookies you’re going to need…

  • 1/2 cup butter (+ 1 tablespoon): It makes everything better. I suggest sticks, but you can dish it out from the tub if you want. The extra tablespoon is for the icing.
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar: The best kind, in my opinion.
  • 1/3 cup (+2 tablespoons) pure maple syrup: Not the sugary artificial kind. It makes a difference, I promise. The 2 tablespoons are for the icing.
  • 1 egg: To bind everything together.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract: To keep it sweet!
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda: So the cookies rise.
  • 1 cup flour: All Purpose, a baking staple.
  • 1 cup rolled oats: I use the Instant kind.
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon: Just a bit!
  • 1/4 tsp salt: A pinch, for taste.
  • 1/2 cup pecans: I like the chopped kind, but use whatever you like best. And feel free to add more if you really want. I typically just eyeball it.
  • 1 cup powdered sugar: For the icing. Yum!

How To Make Maple Pecan Oatmeal Cookies:

  • Melt butter. You can do this on the stove or in the microwave.
  • Mix butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup. I use my KitchenAid mixer for this, but you can use a hand mixer or just a spoon if you like. The KitchenAid makes it easier though!
  • Add egg and vanilla. Mix these in to your batter until it’s nice and smooth. Set aside.
  • Mix dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix flour, oats, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Carefully add this to your wet ingredients and mix together.
  • Add pecans. Just dump them right in and mix.
  • Chill. Put your mixture in the fridge for 30-60 minutes to let it thicken up.
  • Bake. After dough is chilled, line a baking sheet and bake cookies at 350* F for around 10 minutes. The larger the cookies you dish out, the longer they will take to bake.
  • Make icing. While your cookies are baking, mix together your powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and a dash of salt. If your mixture is too thick, you can add a little milk to smooth it out.
  • Cool and ice cookies. After letting your cookies cool to room temperature, drizzle your icing across (or just dunk them in) and enjoy!

Possible Substitutions:

Although this cookie already has a ton of delicious ingredients, I think adding chocolate chips would be a great idea to try as well! You can also add whatever other elements sound appealing, like peanut butter or chopped up candy bars pieces!

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Yield: 2 dozen small cookies

Oatmeal Maple Pecan Cookies

Oatmeal Maple Pecan Cookies

These Maple Pecan Oatmeal Cookies are an unexpected delight you never know you desperately needed.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (+ 1 tablespoon)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (+2 tablespoons) pure maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

    1. Melt butter. You can do this on the stove or in the microwave.

    2. Mix butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup. I use my KitchenAid mixer for this, but you can use a hand mixer or just a spoon if you like. The KitchenAid makes it easier though!

    3. Add egg and vanilla. Mix these in to your batter until it's nice and smooth. Set aside.

    4. Mix dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix flour, oats, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Carefully add this to your wet ingredients and mix together.

    5. Add pecans. Just dump them right in and mix.

    6. Chill. Put your mixture in the fridge for 30-60 minutes to let it thicken up.

    7. Bake. After dough is chilled, line a baking sheet and bake cookies at 350* F for around 10 minutes. The larger the cookies you dish out, the longer they will take to bake.

    8. Make icing. While your cookies are baking, mix together your powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and a dash of salt. If your mixture is too thick, you can add a little milk to smooth it out.

    9. Cool and ice cookies. After letting your cookies cool to room temperature, drizzle your icing across (or just dunk them in) and enjoy!

    Notes

    Although this cookie already has a ton of delicious ingredients, I think adding chocolate chips would be a great idea to try as well! You can also add whatever other elements sound appealing, like peanut butter or chopped up candy bars pieces!

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