National White Chocolate Day | Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate – The Foodie Patootie

National White Chocolate Day | Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate

Rather than make a traditional white chocolate dessert, I decided to make another batch of the Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies from just the other day. I just had to have some more. The only change to the recipe is the addition of white chocolate chips – mmm!

National White Chocolate Day | Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate

National White Chocolate Day | Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate

Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups King Arthur all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 1/2 cup mini white chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350*F. Place the pecans on a sheet pan and bake for 5 minutes, until crisp. Set aside to cool.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and both sugars together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. With the mixer on low, add the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together into a medium bowl. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture in 1/3rd increments. Add the oats, raisins, pecans, and white chocolate chips; mix just until combined.
  4. Using a tablespoon, drop 2-inch mounds of dough onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper. Flatten slightly with a damp hand. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer the cookies to a baking rack and cool completely.

 Tomorrow: National Cherries Jubilee Day

2 Responses to “National White Chocolate Day | Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate”

  1. Zach Kazanski — September 23, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    These look absolutely amazing! I’ll have to remove the nuts though since I’m allergic.

    And where are you getting all these national food days? Do you have a national food day calender? haha

    • Jennifer — September 23rd, 2014 @ 7:42 pm

      Haha, I actually do! Well, I am following The Nibble’s calendar (http://www.thenibble.com/fun/more/facts/food-holidays.asp) which I paired against CNN’s Eatocracy. There are other food holiday calendars out there, but I didn’t find them to be as consistent or correct. Also, the “National Food Holidays” tab at the top of my blog kind of explains my process a tad more.

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