Crunchy orange oatmeal cookies

Crunchy orange oatmeal cookies

Try this healthier cookie recipe from Nancy Waldeck, a chef at Cancer Wellness at Piedmont.

Yield: Approximately 32 cookies


  • 2 and 1/4 cups plain rolled oats

  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice

  • Zest of an orange

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • 3 tablespoons avocado or grapeseed oil

  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar

  • 1 large egg white

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup raw sugar

Step one

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step two

Stir together the oats, orange juice and zest in a bowl and set aside.

Step three

Stir together the next six ingredients, from the baking powder through the flour. Set aside.

Step four

With a mixer, beat the butter and oil until well-blended. Add the brown sugar, egg white and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Beat in the flour mixture and then stir in the oatmeal mixture.

Step five

Pinch off and roll the cookie dough into one-inch balls. Flatten them with a glass dipped in the raw sugar. Bake the cookies for eight to 10 minutes.

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