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.”
6 Replies to “Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, and Pecan Cookies”
Thanks for sharing; I’m going to HAVE to try that cookie trick! I love chewy cookies but mine usually turn out a little too crisp.
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I did the towel trick the other day and it worked like a charm! I’ll have to wait another 40 days to try the floor dropping trick though! That should amuse the children 🙂
I’m not so sure I’d want to try the floor-dropping trick with a HOT pan of cookies! I’d be afraid that it would damage the floor.
That recipe looks really good; thanks for posting it.
I thought of that too, Barb. I also imagined all the cookies falling all over the floor. It still sounds like an interesting trick.
Thanks for the recipe! I like these cookies!
Sure! I’m so glad you liked them! (Did you try dropping the pan on the floor trick?)