Oatmeal Praline Cookies

Made a quick batch of these today too. This is an old recipe, but a good one.

Oatmeal, Browned Butter, Pecan Praline Cookies

2 sticks butter (8 oz) — I used salted butter the first time I made these
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups old rolled oats
1 cup chopped, toasted pecans

Praline Glaze:
6 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place butter in a heavy saucepan and melt over medium heat. Keep over heat until butter starts to bubble and turn brown. Turn off heat and swirl browned butter. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in medium size bowl, stir together flour, soda, salt and cinnamon.

In a large bowl, stir together brown sugar and granulated sugar. Add browned butter and stir until thorough mixed. Stir in eggs and vanilla, followed by flour mixture, oats and toasted pecans. At this point, you may chill the dough if desired, but it is not really necessary.

Spoon dough by rounded tablespoons onto non-stick or parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheets for 1 minute and remove. Lay cookies on large sheet of non-stick aluminum foil or parchment.

In a saucepan (you can use same saucepan used to brown butter), melt 6 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and milk; Bring to a boil for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Turn off heat and stir in confectioners sugar and vanilla. Spoon over oatmeal cookies. Glaze will set as it cools.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

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  1. Kristin W says

    This is one of my favorites. Most requested thing I make, after the Midnight Cookies. They freeze well too, if you wait to glaze until after you thaw them out. A staple in my holiday assortments.

  2. Carole says

    I made these a couple days ago and drizzled some chocolate on top. Yummy!!! I posted my results on my blog. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Angela says

    I am an avid cookie maker and had to say these are hands down the best cookies (and cookie dough) I have ever made!!! Wow! I didn’t even bother with the drizzle. The browned butter and toasted pecans just made it fabulous. And, of course, because it has oatmeal, I can claim it’s nutritious. Thanks for a fabulous recipe.

  4. Angela says

    Made these again only omitted the nuts and added raisins instead (and 1/2 tsp nutmeg and a touch of cloves). Turned out to be one of the best oatmeal raisin cookies I’ve had. Looking forward to making more variations.

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