Salty Caramel and Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Salty Caramel and Pecan Oatmeal Cookies | My Kitchen AddictionsI accumulate piles of magazines on the coffee table, corner of the room, on my bedside table and other random places in our house. Ask anyone who lives here or visits on a regular basis. I don’t want to do away with any of those magazines, because there is at least one thing, usually a recipe, that I need within them.  Okay, I admit…I’m a magazine, especially foodie ones, addict. On occasions of lull, I spend time going through old magazines to revisit recipes and/or pictures I bookmarked.  One particular Midwest Living did not get stashed away with other magazines in my house, because I found a recipe for these Salty Caramel Pecan and Oatmeal Cookies and fell in love with them at first sight.  The name of the recipe and the ingredients within told me these cookies must be delicious.  I’m happy to report that I did an experiment and discovered they are just that – DELICIOUS!

The 4 key ingredients…Salty Caramel and Pecan Oatmeal Cookies | My Kitchen AddictionsCARAMEL BAKING BITS…never knew these existed.  Salty Caramel and Pecan Oatmeal Cookies | My Kitchen AddictionsCHOPPED PECANSSalty Caramel and Pecan Oatmeal | My Kitchen AddictionsOATS… a staple in my kitchen cabinetsSalty Caramel and Pecan Oatmeal | My Kitchen AddictionsCOARSE SEA SALT

Result =  DELICIOUS Salty Caramel and Pecan Oatmeal CookiesSalty Caramel and Pecan Oatmeal | My Kitchen Addictions

Salty Caramel and Pecan Oatmeal Cookies
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 11-ounce package caramel baking bits
  • 1 cup pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • Coarse sea salt
  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter on medium to high-speed for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the sugars, 1 teaspoon salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
  3. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl.
  4. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  5. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the electric mixer, then stir in the remaining flour.
  6. Stir in oats, caramel baking bits and pecans.
  7. Drop 1½-inch mounds of dough 2 inches apart onto parchment-lined cookie sheets.
  8. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  9. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 11-12 minutes, until edges are light brown.
  10. Cookies will look under cooked.
  11. Cool on cookie sheets for 3 to 4 minutes.
  12. Transfer to a wire rack.

Recipe from Midwest Living (January/February 2013)


  1. These look AMAZING. Can you make me some? I’m so bad with anything over 4-5 ingredients. 😉

    But I think I’ll try these anyway!
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    • Missouri Farm Chick says:

      Thank you Andrea! They are really good! Actually, I’m craving one right now! 🙂 I get tired of the same cookie recipes, so I was really glad to find one that was so different. Let me know what you think when you give them a try!

  2. Hello,

    Can you please tell me where to find the Caramel Baking Bits?
    I can’t wait to try the recipe?
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    • Missouri Farm Chick says:

      Our local Walmart carries them. We are a small, rural community. Our small grocery store also has them. You can find them in the same location as the chocolate chips. If you can’t find them… I know some people have had success with chopping up regular caramels. Good luck! Let me know about your results! Happy baking!