Prep 15 mins
Cook 14 mins
This yummy morsel is from Sun-Maid raisins.
- 3⁄4 cup raisins
- 3 tablespoons orange juice or 3 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur
- 1⁄2 cup butter, at room temperature
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1⁄2 cups rolled oats
- 8 ounces white chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil or 1 teaspoon shortening
- Combine orange juice (or liquor) and raisins in a small bowl and let stand overnight (or--if you are like me and want to make them right now--cover and microwave for 1 minute, cool covered).
- Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy.
- Beat in egg and orange peel.
- Combine flour and baking soda in another large bowl and stir into butter mixture.
- Add raisins, any soaking liquid, and oats and mix well.
- Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart and flattening slightly.
- Bake at 350°F 10 to 12 minutes.
- Transfer to racks and cool completely.
- Microwave chocolate and oil 3 to 4 minutes on low power in a small deep bowl, stirring once.
- Let stand 2 minutes, stir until smooth.
- Dip one-third of cookie in chocolate and set on waxed paper.
- Chill until chocolate is firm.
- STRIP VERSION:.
- Divide dough into 4 equal portions.
- Place 2 portions, at least 6 inches apart, on baking sheet.
- Pat each portion into a 12-inch-long log with well-floured hands (dough will be sticky) and flatten each log to 1 1/2 inches wide.
- Bake until golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes.
- Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes.
- Cut logs diagonally into 1-inch-wide strips.
- Follow directions for dipping cookies.
I have been making these during the holidays for years. I've had the recipe saved in a binder and its stained from use. I love the contrast in texture and flavor. I use craisins for a little more tang. Thanks for posting this great recipe!
I have made these the past 2 holidays for my gift cookie plates. I use the orange liquer rather than juice. They are easily put together, and make a nice contrast to all the chocolate and brown cookies, especially with the edge of dipped icing. The orange flavor also makes a nice "bite", which is a little different. Thanks for posting, Sharlene.
These little gems are so good. I really like the orange flavor and I managed to get 24 nice size cookies out of the batch. :)