Ginger Pecan Oatmeal Crisps

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: about 4 dozen
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Ingredients

1 cup quick cooking oatmeal

3/4 cup pecan halves

1 cup whole-wheat flour

1/4 cup cornstarch

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon fine salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks, 6 ounces) unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup light brown sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 large egg

Directions

  1. Grind the oatmeal and pecan pieces in a food processor until they resemble cornmeal--reasonably fine but with some texture. Whisk the whole wheat flour, cornstarch, ginger, salt and baking soda together in a medium bowl. Whisk in the oat/nut mixture.
  2. In another medium bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer until smooth and light, about 1 minute. Gradually add the granulated and light brown sugar; continue beating until evenly combined, about 3 minutes more. Add the vanilla and the egg.
  3. Mix in the dry ingredients to make a textured dough. Line a 1 1/2-quart loaf pan or 3 mini loaf pans with plastic wrap and pack dough into the bottom half of the pan. Press to level off the dough. Lay a piece of plastic wrap on top and refrigerate until completely firm, about 2 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  5. Remove dough from the pan and unwrap. Slice dough in half lengthwise if using a large pan. Slice each log crosswise into 1/4-inch thick cookies. Place the cookies about a 1-inch apart on the prepared pans. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Transfer cookies to a rack to cool and crisp. Serve.
  6. Store cookies in a tightly sealed container for up to 1 week.
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