These cookies are wonderful to add to a lunch box or to have after school. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (February 1987)
- 2 2⁄3 cups oatmeal
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 10 tablespoons butter or 10 tablespoons margarine, room temperature
- 1⁄2 cup peanut butter (I prefer chunky)
- 2⁄3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 1⁄3 cups white sugar
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄3 cups peanuts, chopped (optional)
- Preheat oven to 325-degrees F.
- Spead oats on baking sheet and toast in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until oats are golden brown, stirring occassinally. Set aside.
- Increase oven temperature to 350-degrees F.
- Combine flour, orange peel, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl cream butter and peanut butter until light.
- Add sugars (brown and white) and beat until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time and continue beating. Stir in vanilla.
- Fold in flour mixture.
- Fold in browned oatmeal and peanuts.
- Drop batter onto baking sheets by tablespoons, spacing 3-inches apart. Flatten cookies slightly with a fork making criss-cross lines on the cookies.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until done (cookies will begin to brown around edges).
- Cool in pans for 5 minutes before transferring cookies to racks to finish cooling.
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
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!!
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.