Friday, May 21, 2010

Orange Oatmeal Cookies...

 Was on a cookie kick a while back and Came across this recipe. Of course I tweaked the recipe to use butter over Shortening and came up with a lacy cookie. They were very tasty!!

1 c sugar
1 c packed brown sugar
1 c butter-flavored shortening
2 eggs
2 tbsp Orange Juice
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp grated orange peel
2 c all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 c quick cooking oats
1 c sweetened shredded coconut
(I added about 1/2 c or so of chopped macadamia nuts as well)

Heat oven to 350. Beat sugar, brown sugar and shortening in large bowl at medium speed 3 min or until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in 2 tbsp orange juice, vanilla and 1 tsp orange peel until blended.

Whisk flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder in medium bowl. Beat into sugar mixture at low speed just until combined. Stir in oats and coconut (nuts if you did like I did haha)

Drop 1 tbsp dough per cookie 3 inch apart onto parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 10 min. or until golden and set.