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Oatmeal Pecan Cookies
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August 12, 2014 by Rose
Last week in the middle of all the insanity, I was craving these Oatmeal Pecan Cookies. These past few weeks have been a blur. Not that my life isn’t always busy, but truly… I’m so tired of going somewhere all the time. Other than quick runs to our small town to buy milk or delivery cakes, I’m normally a (quite content) homebody.
But not lately. Every time I turn around we have to drive the near 40 miles to one of the three larger towns around here to get vaccinations, to get Christian’s arm checked (again and again), to do pre-surgery for the other surgery he had, or for dentist appointments. And I’m sick of it. Just let me stay home… puleeeeesse.
Since I was craving the Oatmeal Pecan Cookies, I decided to do something CrAzY. You wanna know what it was? I baked something that was not for somebody else. Yep, you heard me. I baked for ME.
Okay, so that’s not all that crazy, but it felt really indulgent considering that I feel like I never, ever bake just because I want to. And especially not something I can eat all by myself.
Yes, you heard me right. I baked them just. for. me. Yes, yes I did.
And they were just what I needed to sooth my tattered emotions. I have been so exhausted – mentally, emotionally & physically – and I just wanted some comfort food.
Do cookies make you feel better? They sure make me feel better! I ate way more than my fair share and I was definitely a little more happy afterwards! ??
So why Oatmeal Pecan Cookies? I’m not sure. Without a doubt, Chocolate Chip Cookies are my most favorite cookie, but these Oatmeal Pecan Cookies are also at the top of my cookie list and they were just what I needed at the time.
They’re actually best when they’re right out of the oven – warm and chewy and so full of texture and deliciousness. But if you can’t eat them all at once (like me … ahem!), then store them in an airtight container to keep them soft. Or if you like a crunchy cookie, then by all means leave them out and they’ll get a good crunch to them!
When I first made these a few years ago, I used a recipe from the Pioneer Woman Cookbook (I love me some Pioneer Woman cookbooks!!) – she calls them Oatmeal Crispies and they are fantastic!! But the more I made them, the more I changed things. I tweaked the ingredients only a tiny bit, but mostly I just got lazy and started skipping steps.
In the original recipe, she uses three (or four?) bowls. She makes the dough, divides it in half, wraps it in wax paper then chills it. When she’s ready to use it, she slices and bakes them.
Well…. one day when I was craving these, I’ll admit it… I didn’t want to wait. I didn’t want to mess up any more bowls than absolutely necessary. I didn’t want to chill and slice. I didn’t want to use any self restraint. So I grabbed my favorite cookie scoop, skipped a few steps and baked some cookies!
And you know what… they turned out just fine! In fact, better than fine… I think I might have liked them better because they were big and soft and chewy. And fast. Ha! When this girl craves a cookie – she wants it now!!
Anywho… so here’s my adapted & printable recipe. These cookies are absolutely fantastic and I hope you’ll love them as much as I do!!
Add the eggs while mixing, then the vanilla. Mix until light and fluffy. Add in the flour, salt, and baking soda and mix thoroughly. No I don’t sift it all together – no, I don’t do it in a separate bowl. I just dump it all into my Kitchenaid with a SideSwipe Paddle. It works beautifully!
Last, add the oats and nuts; mix just until incorporated.
Use a cookie scoop to scoop the dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. You can skip the parchment if you want to – but this goes back to me being lazy… no pan to wash! I really like the 3 Tbsp. size scoop.
Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool slightly (so they don’t fall apart when you pick them up)… but not too much… they are extra delicious warm out of the oven!! They have a tiny crispy edge but they’re soft and chewy with loads of texture! Perfection, I tell ya!
**You can substitute 1/2 cup of butter for the shortening for a total of 1 cup of butter.
Rose Atwater is the founder and cake decorator behind Rose Bakes. She is baker, cake decorator, author, wife to Richy and homeschooling mommy to 6 wonderful kiddos! Her work has been featured in American Cake Decorating Magazine, Cakes Decor, Pretty Witty Cakes Magazine, Huffington Post and Cake Geek Magazine.
Last week I made soft chocolate chip cookies for a treat for friends and they requested oatmeal for this weeks treat-so I made them earlier today. Mine have a tsp of cinnamon in each batch and raisins. My boxers don’t know what it is to eat dog biscuits- I make butter cookies for them! Great minds think alike! Those chocolate ones look really good! Going to have to give those a try. Thanks again for sharing!
I know exactly what you mean, once last year I made some cookies that I had been craving just for me and it felt like I was being so naughty lol I’m going to have to try these, pinning to my Recipes board! The Wednesday “To Grandma’s House We Go” link party just started over at grandmashousediy.com and I thought you might be interested in joining it, thanks!
Great recipe. The only problem I had was the cookies got flat. I added 1/4 Cup more flour and the rest turned out fine. I could have probably just chilled the dough before baking and that would have solved my problem. Yummy. Thanks for the recipe.
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The Best Healthy Fast Food Options
Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.
Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.
In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.
Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.
Sandwich with cheese and vegetables
One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.
Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.
Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.
A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.
Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.
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Fast food and diabetes: Tips and options
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2. Taco Bell
Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.
According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.
One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.
Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.
Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.
Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.
Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.
For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.
McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.
Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.
5. Burger King
Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.
It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.
BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.
Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate
Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.
Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.
The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.
Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.
With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes