You know how some cookies were NOT meant to be eaten hot out of the oven? (Shortbread, cover your ears - while I love you dearly, you really don't taste delicious until you've cooled and then some.) And I would have to to include these in that list too.
However, in the days that follow the part where they come out of the oven, something most excellent happens. They just kind of grow into themselves: the pecans, raisins and chocolate chips come together in some sort of happy and meaningful way. I found the recipe in Martha Stewart's Cookies. And what caught my eye was the part where she said they were a staff favourite. So if you DON'T try these hot out of the oven, but rather leave them be for 24 hours, I think you'll see the draw.
I made these for our Maxi Camping trip - and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be lying if I said that people liked 'em.