Danish Oatmeal Cookies

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Yes, technically they're oatmeal cookies but not the kind you're used to. These light-as-air cookies will be one of your favorites. Whenever I bring them to an event I hear people asking, 'Who made these cookies? I have to have the recipe!'

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 cup oatmeal

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar, or as needed

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate large bowl, mix the butter, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, and vanilla until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in the flour mixture; gently stir in the oatmeal and pecans and lightly mix until combined.

  3. With a spoon, drop about 1 scant tablespoon of dough per cookie onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely before sprinkling cookies with confectioners' sugar.

Cook's Notes

These cookies freeze well so I often make a double batch. The trick is getting some into the freezer before they're all gone!

You can use walnuts instead of pecans and regular oats for quick-cooking oats.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

61 Calories
5g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 16mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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