Tuesday, May 5, 2015

White Chocolate Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

White Chocolate Pecan Oatmeal Cookies | Cooking on the Front Burner

Pour yourself a big-o-glass of ice cold milk and grab these chewy white chocolate pecan oatmeal cookies to dunk in it!  Why? Well, I would love to have you help me celebrate my 15 year work anniversary that was last week on May 1st.  I couldn't let this occasion go by without some sort of celebration by treating my co-workers to some goodies.  They like goodies, I like goodies, and of course since I blog, I love to make goodies.  It's a win-win for us all!

Another win is that I get more PTO now.  Let's clink our milk glasses to that!

I've worked since 16 and without giving away my age (ha), I'll share with you some of the jobs I've had - McDonalds (would you like fries with that?), Karmel Korn, factory work, office work, school paraprofessional (not a fan of outside playground duty in Minnesota), currently an admin assistant and MOM (we all know that is the most important job!)  Seriously, I've been pretty lucky in the work world but my least favorite job was working at Karmel Korn; stirring those big kettles with hot caramel was not my favorite!  I only lasted about 6 weeks.  I'd rather flip a burger!  So curious minds would love to know what interesting jobs have you had.

Here's to another 15 years (NOT!).  My next job will be retirement - when you might ask?  Only me and my hairdresser know for sure LOL. 

White Chocolate Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 12 minutes
Yield about 3 dozen
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 stick of soft butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal (or quick)
  • 6 ounces chopped white chocolate bar (do not use chips)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350; line cookie sheet with parchment paper
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl
  3. Beat butter, sugar and brown sugar in a large bowl until it is light and fluffy; scrape down bowl then add egg and vanilla and beat until well blended
  4. Add flour mixture 1/4 cup at a time until it is just incorporated
  5. Mix in by hand the oatmeal, chocolate and pecans
  6. Drop on cookie sheets about 2 tablespoons of dough; slightly flatten with your palm
  7. Bake for 12 minutes; cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes then remove to wire rack to cool completely
  8. Repeat with remaining dough
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White Chocolate Oatmeal Pecan Cookies | Cooking on the Front Burner

If you are looking for more cookies, try these:

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies (the most popular recipe on the blog)


  1. These look perfect, and exactly the way I like my oatmeal cookies - chewy and packed with goodies!

  2. Congrats on your work anniversary! Cookies are definitely the best way to celebrate. I'll pour myself a glass of milk and grab a few of these cookies and toast to you!

  3. I love my oatmeal cookies chewy and add in those pecans and white chocolate, yowza! I will definitely be needing that big ol glass of milk when I make these cookies.

  4. Oh my gosh, I've had so many bad jobs, it's embarrassing! I have never had a job for 15 years, congrats!! And when you retire you can just bake cookies like these beautiful oatmeal cookies!

  5. These cookies have all my favorites! They look delicious.

    Congrats on the job anniversary! I, too, worked at McDonald's once upon a time and I still say it was the most fun job I've ever had! Outside of blogging, of course.

  6. Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorites and I love how you dressed them up!! Congrats on your anniversary!

  7. Wow, 15 years, that's a long time - congrats! My favorite job ever was working at Starbucks. I would definitely love to celebrate anything with some yummy oatmeal cookies! :)

  8. Bahahaha!!! Congrats on your anniversary! :) I've held a few jobs - but the one I had the most fun at was a public school bus driver if you can believe that! Good times! These cookies sound like a great way to celebrate your milestone! :)

  9. You're cracking me up, Deb! Congrats on your work anniversary and all the many jobs you've held. Your lucky co-workers getting these cookies too! :)

  10. These look super delicious and perfect for sharing with coworkers. Congrats on your work anniversary! My favorite job ever was probably swim instructor ... if only I could make a living doing that! ;)

  11. Congrats on all of your years at your job! I would love to have been one of your coworkers!


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