My Big Fat Pecan And Sultana Cookie

by | Jun 29, 2011 | 18 comments

My Big Fat Pecan And Sultana Cookie 

I love big cookies. The ones that you get at coffee shops and delis for $3-$4 a piece. Cookies that are meals in themselves. Cookies that make you feel really naughty because they are so big, they don’t even fit in one hand while you hold your coffee cup with the other. This week I baked big fat pecan and sultana cookies and I felt like Lara Croft – Dangerous!

Crunchy And Chewy Pecan Cookies

My little boys took one look at the cookies and scampered off like skittish mice, lest I forced them to have something that was equivalent to their lunch and dinner combined. That did nothing to dampen my spirits though. "More for me!" I thought The smallest cookie of the batch was 10 cm in diameter. I felt like a proud mamma.

Cookie Texture

These cookies are crunchy on the outside with a chewiness that pops out and surprises you. There is pecan, oat, coconut and sultanas. Plenty of fibre and they are egg free. Perfect for those playdates with dietary restrictions. What’s not to love?

Cookies in a Box

Food Styling Props – White Box with French Lettering ($6 – Victoria’s Basement), Yellow Patterned Crepe Paper salvaged from present wrapping, Glass Milk Bottle ($24 for a pack of 6 – Bed, Bath & Table), Blue & White Striped Paper Straw ($7.95 for a pack of 144 – House).

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Pecan And Sultana Cookies

Preparation Time – 10 minutes
Baking Time – 20 minutes
Makes – 10 (very large 10 cm round cookies) or 18 (smaller 6 cm round cookies)


1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
1 cup sultanas
1 1/2 cups plain flour
140g salted butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup golden syrup
2 tablespoons boiling water
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda


Combine oats, coconut, flour, pecans and sultanas in a large bowl. Heat butter, sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until smooth and combined. This should take 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

Whisk boiling water and bicarbonate of soda in a small bowl. Stir into butter mixture. Pour butter mixture with the dry ingredients and mix well until combined.

You may freeze the cookie dough at this stage (wrapped in baking/wax paper and layers of cling wrap) if you wish to bake it later on a rainy day.

If you wish to bake straight away, pre heat oven to 160C/140C fan. Grease and line a large baking tray with baking paper. Roll oat mixture into 10 or 18 balls depending on what size cookie you want. Place on prepared trays and flatten slightly with your palm.

Bake for 15 minutes. Cool on trays until firm and store in air tight containers.





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  1. Joyti

    Normally, I’m not a big cookie kind of girl. They’re usually boring – BUT yours sound really exciting. Sultanas, pecans, oats – exotic and yummy but all thick and comforting.

  2. kankana

    oh boy !! that’s one humongous gorgeous crunchy looking cookie you baked 🙂

  3. chocolatesuze

    bahaha i love big cookies! one day i will make one the size of a dinner plate

    • Sneh

      I believe you Susan! lol. If anyone can, it is you!

  4. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    I’m seriously in love with your props, not to mention those amazing looking cookies. I love big fat hearty cookies like that.

  5. Karriann Graf

    I am in love with the styling of this recipe, the cookies look gorgeous. Happy Baking!

  6. Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice

    Ooh, wow! I love the combination here: coconut, oats, pecans, raisins… the texture must be gorgeous, not to mention all the different types of sweetness.

  7. pickyin @ LifeIsGreat

    I should so stop eating chocolate cookies and bake these instead. Love the combination with coconut and the aroma it’ll impart.

  8. Sasha @ The Procrastobaker

    ooo myyyy, these look irresistible! I have been on a bit of a cake fest lately and really need to dust off the old baking sheets, this might well be my next project! They combine all my favourite textures and flavours, a sure fire hit im sure 🙂 Thanks for the gorgeous recipe

  9. Amanda

    Forgive me if I’m just blind, but I don’t see the flour listed in the ingredients!

    • Sneh

      No you are not Amanda. Thanks for spotting it. I have fixed it now. Cheers!

  10. Stephanie W. (stephyw)

    These look fabulous. I feel bad about eating a cookie as a meal, but anything with coconut and golden syrup is worth it.

  11. Tanvi@SinfullySpicy

    You have the best props always..that cookie box looks like a great find.I can have few of these cookies for breakfast – love sultanas!

  12. Heidi @ Food Doodles

    Oh my, those look tasty. I loooove big cookies. But I love tiny cookies too. I love all the add ins in these cookies. I’m going to save this recipe to try some time 😀 Thanks!

  13. Jean

    Nice cooking blog.
    I love cooking too. 🙂
    Visiting your cooking blog from LBOI.
    I was looking for Twitter icon actually, then here I’m. 🙂

  14. Petra

    I made these last week (chocolate instead of pecans so they can go into lunch boxes) – and they instantly went to the top of my favourite biscuits to make. The dough is great to work with and the Cookies are just yummie. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Len (from the urban peasantry)

    Yet again! A proof that dessicated coconut is a great way into a chewy cookie. I also find that sultanas cancel out the need for sugar or syrup for me. But the kids probably won’t be fooled! 🙂 Have a lovely day.


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