1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine
1 cup pecan oil
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
3 cups oats (use regular oats, not quick oats)
2 heaping cups chopped pecans
1 cup raisins (optional)


Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Beat margarine, pecan oil, and sugars until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add combined flour, baking soda, salt and spices; mix well. Stir in oats. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 9 minutes for a chewy cookie, 10 to 11 minutes for a crisp cookie. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack. Store tightly covered. Yields 4 1/2 dozen.
Servings: 5