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Zesty Oatmeal Cookies recipe

Zesty Oatmeal Cookies recipe

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  • Oatmeal cookies

Orange zest breathes new life into a classic oatmeal cookie recipe. Tip: After cookies are cooled and in an airtight container, place a slice of fresh bread in also to keep the cookies soft and fresh.

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IngredientsServes: 48

  • 220g margarine
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 220g dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons treacle
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 125g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 250g porridge oats

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:13min ›Ready in:28min

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, caster sugar and dark brown soft sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the orange zest, treacle and vanilla. Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt; stir into the treacle mixture until well blended. Mix in oats.
  2. Divide the dough into halves, and shape into long logs about 5cm in diameter. Wrap in greaseproof paper, and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Slice chilled dough into rounds about 5mm thick. Place 5cm apart onto ungreased baking trays.
  4. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on the baking trays for a minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

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Reviews in English (9)

Loved the biscuits but I had to add double the amount of flour.-26 Jun 2013

by PEGNMIL

Great cookies- make sure you change the BAKING SODA FROM 1 CUP TO 1 TEASPOON. I recognized the typo as it is easy to do. I didn't have enough for the cookie jar as they kept disappearing from the counter while they were still warm.-25 Oct 2002

by CHEF LOMBARDI

I have looking for quite some time for a really good oatmeal cookie recipe and I believe I have found it! They smelled great while baking and were tasted delicious! I will definately make these again. PS - thanks for changing the baking soda amount.-29 Oct 2002


Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast? Yes, please! These oatmeal breakfast cookies are sweet, nutty, and filled with healthy ingredients like oats, nuts, and fruit.

Here’s how much I love these oatmeal breakfast cookies: after I finish typing this post, I’m going to head to the kitchen to make more. They’re vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, and t hey have fiber from the oats and protein and healthy fats from almond butter. Thanks to maple syrup, they’re naturally sweetened too. But these breakfast cookies aren’t just good for you. They’re also delicious! The same ingredients that pack them with nutrients give them a sweet, nutty flavor and soft, puffy texture. Who wants to eat a bowl of oatmeal when you can eat a cookie for breakfast!?


Are oatmeal cookies healthy?

Oats are a nutritious whole grain that offers plenty of vitamins and minerals, and is recommended for a healthy diet. The fiber-rich food also contains plant based protein and healthy fats.

Here are some of the health benefits of oats when added into you diet routine:

  • Antioxidants: Oats contain beneficial compounds and antioxidants that the body processed to improve immunity.
  • Essential vitamins and minerals: Whole grain oats contain essential vitamins and minerals that benefit a healthy and balanced diet. Some core organic compounds include b-vitamins, calcium, iron and magnesium.
  • Plant-based protein: Oats contain muscle building protein that help replenish the bodies fibrous tissue.
  • Soluble and insoluble fiber: Oatmeal is a fiber-rich food that helps to prevent diseases that affect the heart, diabetes, cholesterol and cardiovascular systems.

Whole grain oats are a fiber rich food that contains core vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that benefit a well rounded diet. Oats also make you feel satiated for longer periods of time which helps reduce hunger cravings during the midday.

The high fiber content can also improve overall digestion. From heart health to lowering cholesterol level, there are many reasons why oats are a healthy addition to a balanced diet routine.


Sunshine Oatmeal Cookies

Bright and fresh, warm and comforting, these Sunshine Oatmeal Cookies will have you putting away your old oatmeal cookie recipe for good!

Soft and chewy, these oatmeal raisin cookies are NOT the cookies you grew up with. Have no fear though, all the flavors you love and expect are still there just with some added flair. This oatmeal cookie truly lives up to its name sake. With zested orange and lime each bite is like a true taste of sunshine.

Family Favorites

There is something magical about those family recipes that are passed down from one generation to another. These Sunshine Oatmeal Cookies are one of those recipes for me just like my grandma Maryan's Orange Julius Smoothies.

Springtime Lovin'

I know. I know, it is still technically winter. A girl can dream though! There is something about these cookies that helps me to forget the sludge and snow for just a few moments. Each bite packs a zesty summery punch and gives me hope for warmer spring days. With raisins, lime juice and orange zest every bite is a little bit of sunshine.

And I may or may not have been even more eager to make this recipe so that I had an excuse to use this puppy. Adding a Kitchen Aid to our appliance arsenal has been a long time dream of mine. No more muscle building, arm workouts for me in the kitchen! If looking to add a Kitchen Aid to your appliances check out the one we have here. Isn't she gorgeous!?

I have been tempted every day this week to whip up some of our other favorite cookie recipes like, Strawberry Lemonade Cookie Sandwiches, our quick and classic Chocolate Chip Cookie, or our Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip cookie, just so I can have an excuse to use her again!


Corean's Oatmeal Cookies

These achieve a nice balance of crisp and chewy and a nutty taste, thanks to the addition of coconut.

The recipe doubles easily.

Make Ahead: The cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or frozen for up to 1 month.

Servings: 30 cookies
Ingredients
Directions

Position oven racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven preheat to 325 degrees. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.

Combine the sugars, oil, eggs, coconut, vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, flour and oats in a large mixing bowl to form a stiff yet moist dough. If it seems dry, add oil a teaspoon at a time to achieve the right consistency.

Scoop walnut-size mounds of the dough onto the baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake on the upper and lower racks for 5 minutes, then rotate the sheets from top to bottom and front to back. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or just until golden brown. (At this point, the cookies will be slightly chewy to make crisp cookies, bake for 1 or 2 minutes longer.)

Cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before serving or storing. Repeat to use all of the dough.


Other Brown Sugar Substitutes

If you don’t have molasses in the pantry, try adding a tablespoon of maple syrup to a cup of white sugar. This will add a different, sweeter flavor profile, which many cooks find quite pleasing.

If you’re in the habit of acquiring unusual ingredients, you just may have turbinado or demerara sugar available. Use either of these as you would use brown sugar. They’re coarser than regular brown sugar and can be a bit difficult to mix smoothly into the batter. Try grinding these sugars first in a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle.

Muscovado is a minimally refined sugar that also contains molasses. In fact, it has quite a bit more molasses content than regular brown sugar, which makes it harder to mix into the batter and could make your cookies sticky if it’s not thoroughly combined. Use in equal measure to the amount of brown sugar called for, but add it a little at a time and make sure it’s entirely blended in.


Nevados, or nevaditos, are another traditional Spanish cookie.

From the word &ldquonevados,&rdquo meaning &ldquosnow-capped mountains, these snow-like cookies are covered with powdered sugar.

Just like polvorones and mantecados, nevaditos are also popular during Christmas. Their snowy look will definitely get you into the holiday spirit.

Made of flour, shortening, sugar, white wine, and salt, these cookies have the perfect balance of flavors.

They&rsquore not overwhelmingly sweet, so they&rsquore not too rich. They&rsquore so good, it&rsquos impossible to stop at one.


Easy Oatmeal Lace Cookies

I love this this recipe because it uses lots and lots of oatmeal (think healthy.) It makes lots and lots of cookies in a short period of time (as in no shortage of gifts.) And, it's easy to dress them up for beautiful gift presentation (more on that later.)

This itty, bitty teaspoonful of dough.

Spreads on the baking sheet and turn into about 5 dozen lacy-like cookies in a matter of minutes. (I mean who doesn't like lace?)

It's the perfect recipe for gifting because these cookies are so versatile! Add a few pieces of chocolate to the gift package for the recipient to melt and drizzle over the cookies. Or, these thin delicacies form the perfect outer cookie for an ice cream sandwich. Of course, they are very tasty straight from the oven too!


5 Health Benefits of Oats:

  1. Oats help cut asthma in children.
  2. Oats aid to reducing cholesterol and blunting glycemic and insulin response.
  3. Oats contain help boost immunity with beta glucans which boost defenses of the immune system against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.
  4. Oats can help reduce the risk of type 2 Diabetes.
  5. Oats keep you full longer! – source

I made these healthy peanut butter oatmeal cookies a couple of weeks ago and am probably on my 6th batch already! We eat these all the time and the boys just love them for snacks, dessert and breakfast.

We celebrated Chase's 5th birthday party last weekend. It was star wars theme and these chewy “Yoda Treats” were a really bit hit! The rest of the week my husband has been taking them in the mornings to work and just raves how scrumptious they are!

I eat 2-3 of these incredibly soft oatmeal cookies each morning and have been for the past two weeks and feel full until lunch. I workout each morning after breakfast and school drop-off and am full until lunch. I have a protein shake after my workouts which are only about 150 calories, but I am not really hungry for it. My post workout protein shakes are just to help with building muscle and nutrients that have been depleted during weight lifting.


These classic oatmeal and white chocolate chip cookies are buttery fantastic. You won&rsquot be sorry with this simple cookie with the perfect texture.

You&rsquoll start by creaming the softened butter and sugar.

Add the brown sugar, egg and vanilla.

Scoop your dough onto a large baking sheet and you&rsquore ready to bake!