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    Lunchbox Cookies

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    40 mins

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    ellie_'s Note:

    These cookies are wonderful to add to a lunch box or to have after school. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (February 1987)

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 325-degrees F.
    2. 2
      Spead oats on baking sheet and toast in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until oats are golden brown, stirring occassinally. Set aside.
    3. 3
      Increase oven temperature to 350-degrees F.
    4. 4
      Combine flour, orange peel, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
    5. 5
      In a separate bowl cream butter and peanut butter until light.
    6. 6
      Add sugars (brown and white) and beat until light and fluffy.
    7. 7
      Add eggs one at a time and continue beating. Stir in vanilla.
    8. 8
      Fold in flour mixture.
    9. 9
      Fold in browned oatmeal and peanuts.
    10. 10
      Drop batter onto baking sheets by tablespoons, spacing 3-inches apart. Flatten cookies slightly with a fork making criss-cross lines on the cookies.
    11. 11
      Bake for 10-12 minutes or until done (cookies will begin to brown around edges).
    12. 12
      Cool in pans for 5 minutes before transferring cookies to racks to finish cooling.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 20, 2011


      I omitted the peanuts. I may reduce the sugar next time as they are a bit too sweet for my taste. These cookies are so yummy with the oatmeal and the orange zest. Thanks ellie :) Made for PRMR tag game

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    • on October 14, 2009


      Excellent cookie, I have to agree with Veggie Swap that the zest makes this cookie. I didn't add the chopped peanuts, but don't think they were missed. A nice change from the "usual," choc. cookies. My DH also really liked them!!

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    • on September 15, 2009


      No peanuts here because DH doesn't like nuts in anything but he rated them with 10 stars. I used whole wheat flour and my dough was really soft which surprised me a lot. I was expecting just the opposite, lol. Anyway, they were way too soft to mark and they needed all of the 3 in surrounding space. 10 mins baking on a silicone mat gave me perfect cookies with a light golden edge. I have a feeling that these will be requested again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lunchbox Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (1406 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1676.1
    Calories from Fat 616
    Total Fat 68.5 g
    Saturated Fat 30.7 g
    Cholesterol 225.7 mg
    Sodium 1724.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 242.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 11.6 g
    Sugars 141.3 g
    Protein 31.3 g

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