“McCann’s” Oatmeal Cookies

I started this recipe from the cookie recipe on the back of a McCann’s Oatmeal box. It just seemed like destiny. Over the years I have tweaked it and made it my own. I even sent them as Christmas presents a couple of times. It’s easy and tasty.

This recipe makes about 30, 2.5 in diameter cookies.




1 1/4 cups softened butter

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar Or substitute

1 egg, slightly beaten

3 cups Oatmeal – I like McCann’s Oatmeal (but pretty much any will do)

1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour

1 cup Raisins or Crasins

1 cup Pecan or if you prefer walnut, pieces

1 tsp Vanilla

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

3/4 tsp baking power


  1. Preheat Oven to 350.   
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars until smooth
  3. Add egg and Vanilla into creamed butter and sugars
  4. In another smaller bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon until thoroughly mixed
  5. Add dry ingredients to creamed sugars mixture
  6. Mix in Oatmeal, raisins or Crasins and pecans
  7. Cover two cookie sheets with parchment paper
  8. Using a medium sized ice cream scoop, drop a rounded Tbsp. sized blob of cookie dough on to parchment paper.
  9. Place in to top two racks in oven and set timer for 15 minutes
  10. When timer goes off cookies should be just browning at the edges. Take out of oven and let cool completely.
  11. Serve immediately or save for later in an airtight container..