Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies (Santa’s Cookies)

14 Dec

Christmas is my favorite holiday.  Before working in retail, I thought everyone loved this time of year.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of scrooges out there.  However, the one thing a scrooge won’t refuse, is a delicious Christmas cookie.  This could very well be the cookie to bring some Christmas cheer to the scrooge in your life.

This cookie recipe is a family recipe.  We make it every year at Christmas, we called them Santa’s Cookies when I was a kid.  My sisters and I left 3 or 4 of these bad boys out for Santa with a tall glass of milk, along with a plate of oats for his reindeer.  You know what?  We always got awesome presents.

So, enjoy this cookie with a tall glass of milk.  And don’t forget to leave a few out for Santa on Christmas Eve.


  • 1 stick of butter (softened)
  • 2/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/8 Cups flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 6 oz (half a bag) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Cup of pecans

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Cream butter with both brown and white sugar, and mix 1 egg. Add 1 tsp. vanilla, mix well.  In a separate bowl, sift 1-1/8 cup flour, 1/8 tsp. salt & 1 tsp soda & add to wet mixture, in batches.  By hand, add oatmeal, chocolate chips and pecans.  You will need to mix the last three ingredients by hand, because the dough will be thick.  You wouldn’t want to overwork your mixer, or break your favorite wooden spoon.

Roll about tablespoon sized cookie dough balls in your hands, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for approximately 13 minutes.


4 Responses to “Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies (Santa’s Cookies)”

  1. Jen December 14, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    These sound wonderful. Would they come out okay without the nuts in there? Or would it mess with the consistency?

    • Michelle December 14, 2010 at 4:45 pm #

      I think if you don’t like nuts you should use the whole bag of chocolate chips.

  2. Babygirl December 14, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

    Another great recipe. I don’t care for nuts either so the more the chocolate.. the better lol.

    • bluemixer December 15, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

      Thanks… I honestly think the pecans are what makes this cookie special… but I guess all of you nut HATERS can do without. HAHA.

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