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garrison's oatmeal cookies

Recipe by
Garrison Wayne
La Quinta, CA

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.

yield 32 cookies
prep time 25 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For garrison's oatmeal cookies

  • 1 1/2 stick
    butter, unsalted
  • 2/3 c
    white sugar
  • 2/3 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1 lg
  • 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.