My brother’s wife filled our tummies with these delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies at Christmas. I’d been dreaming about them ever since and finally decided to make them!
I also wanted to share a tip from my King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion on how to keep cookies soft.
“To keep chew cookies soft, cover the cookie pan loosely with a clean dish towel as soon as you take them out of the oven. Once they’ve cooled to just warm, wrap them in plastic wrap. The breathable dish towel allow cookies to release some of their moisture without trapping it all, which would make them rubbery; wrapping them in plastic helps contain what moisture is left.” Here’s an interesting tip I have yet to try. “When you take your baked cookies out of the oven, drop the pan from about thigh height onto the floor (right side up, of course). Any air in the cookies is driven out and they flatten and stay moist and chewy. Crazy? It works.”