O is for Orange and oat cookies

Citrus, oats and almonds come together beautifully to make these chewy and flavourful cookies. Perfect to munch on when you want to ponder life or simply natter with some friends at a picnic.

The original recipe is from Kathleen King’s ‘Tate’s Bake Shop cookbook’. I have modified it to leave out a few ingredients like Crisco (which is not available here) and coconut (not sure about this in a cookie) and to add in almonds which I love.

I have also upped the vitamin C quotient – nothing says ‘Spring is here!’ better than citrus can. Well, at least I think so.

Chewy orange and oat cookies

Chewy orange and oat cookies


1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup walnuts, lightly toasted and chopped
2 tablespoons ground almonds

1. Preheat the oven to Gas 4 (350 F). Grease and paper a baking tray.
2. Mix all the dry ingredients, except the walnuts and ground almonds.
3. Combine the butter, orange juice and zest and the egg. When it is all well mixed, add this to the dry mixture. Combine well. Now add the nuts and mix till they are all nicely incorporated.
4. Drop this cookie mixture onto the baking tray using a large spoon.
5. Bake till the edges are golden, about 10-12 minutes.
6. Cool the cookies.
7. Eat them all in about 30-45 minutes (it’s possible!) or store them in an airtight jar.

Lacy and crunchy edges with a satisfyingly chewy centre

Lacy and crunchy edges with a satisfyingly chewy centre

Notes and musings:

  1. Very basic ingredients but the combination is a winner.
  2. I love the walnuts – they offer a wonderful base note.
  3.  This makes about 24 cookies. You could always make them smaller and get more of them.

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19 Responses to O is for Orange and oat cookies

  1. obsessivemom says:

    They look absolutely scrumptious.

  2. reshmakothare says:

    Monica I love your instruction eat them in 30 minutes the best…… It is quite doable.

  3. Sunni Morris says:

    Yum! You sure are coming up with some nice recipes that look tasty and are easy.


  4. Roshni says:

    Pinning this! Will definitely make these soon!

  5. S(t)ri says:

    yummmyyy … 😦 *cries* When will I meet you??? My mom says she won’t bake cookies for me!! 😦

  6. Cathy says:

    Another yummy looking recipe. Must try these. I’m craving something citrusy for spring. Funny in the fall, I crave cinnamon and pumpkin recipes, but now I want lemon and orange.


    • I’m with you, Cathy. It’s strange how strongly certainly foods are linked to the seasons. I can never have enough of citrus in the spring. And I’m certainly in overdrive at present. 🙂 Thanks for your comments – I think this cookie recipe is a keeper.

  7. Cristina says:

    This would be GREAT with tea. I’m with S(t)ri – we need to have a cookie and tea date!!!

  8. Heidie Makes says:

    Happy Easter!:)

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