The minute I bit into one of these little treats myself, I was sold. Crispy edges, chewy centers, chock full of oatmeal, raisins, and toasted pecans, I can’t imagine a better cookie. Unfortunately I can’t share the recipe with you all, for fear of copyright infringement, but I can tell you these cookies make buying the cookbook worth it. Even if you do not like anything else in the entire book…. it’s all about these cookies. When we make them at home, they are usually larger than the ones I’ve made here. Over-sized, wrapped in cellophane, and tied with ribbon, they make the perfect gift. Something about these cookies whispers sophistication, just as I imagine Ina herself would.