I love to find new versions of an oatmeal cookie. And since it’s cookie season (that’s a real thing ya know), I will bake cookies until my fingers are numb and my apartment is overheated. So, I saw these cookies, and new I had to make them. And change them, of course.
I had two satsuma oranges given to me as an impromptu gift. I love food presents, especially when I’ve never had that food before. I’ve never had a satsuma! But, I knew immediately that I wanted to bake with one!
Thus, these beautiful lacy orange scented cookies were born. And, if I do say so myself, they are AMAZING.
They’ll be perfect for you to whip up, and gift to your neighbor…if you can stand to give them away after realizing how amazing they are.
That’s ok, make two batches. I totally understand.
(makes approximately 20 cookies)
½ cup raw sugar
¼ cup granulated Stevia (or ¼ cup more raw sugar)
1 tsp. orange zest
½ Tbs. fresh squeezed orange juice
¼ tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbs. coconut flour (or whole wheat flour)
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
6 Tbs unsalted butter, melted
1 ½ cups old fashioned oats
~Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (silicone mats aren’t recommended for this recipe).
~In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, stevia, and egg. Use a whisk to rigorously mix until well incorporated.
~In a separate bowl, combine the melted butter and the oats, stir together, and set aside.
~To the egg/sugar, add the orange zest, juice, and cinnamon. Rigorously mix again. Then, add the flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix until incorporated. Finally, mix in the oats/butter until the batter is completely mixed together.
~Drop the dough by the tablespoon onto the baking sheet, spaced 2 inches apart (I like to space 8 cookies per batch with this dough). Bake these cookies, one pan at a time, in the upper third of the oven, for 10 min, rotating the sheet pan half-way through. Let the cookies cool slightly on the pan before carefully transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling. Eat and serve immediately!
The original recipe does not recommend you save these cookies overnight, so gift them as soon as possible.
*Recipe inspired by and adapted from 101 Cookbooks: Thinnest Oatmeal Cookies