Garrison's Oatmeal Cookies

Garrison Wayne


I absolutely love a good Oatmeal Cookie. I have tried all kinds of recipes. Most of them call for raisins and walnuts. I thought I would give the underdog of dried fruits a go at this. The prune is highly under rated for its flavor and usefulness. I have always liked them myself...I mean, it's just a dried plum, for Pete's Sake....and I think most people like plums. The prune would pair well with walnuts, but you can't deny the beauty of a good buttery pecan flavor. Pecans are the subtler nut. I hope you try this recipe as I have published it. You could substitute raisins and Walnuts.


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32 cookies
25 Min
35 Min


  • 1 1/2 stick
    butter, unsalted
  • 2/3 c
    white sugar
  • 2/3 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1 large
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 2/3 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c
    prunes, moist variety, snipped small
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
    old fashioned oats

How to Make Garrison's Oatmeal Cookies


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter with the white and brown sugars.
  2. Add the egg and blend well.
  3. Add the salt, soda, cinnamon, honey, and vanilla. Stir to mix well.
  4. Stir in the pecans and snipped prunes. Mix well.
  5. Stir in flour and oats. Mix well.
  6. Form 1.75" balls and place 9 at a time on an ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 11-12 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and cool a couple of minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely. Store airtight. Makes 32 cookies.

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