These cookies are ones I have been making him to cheer him up for about ten years now. I got the recipe out of a library cookbook but have no idea which one! Since we have been down in the dumps, freezing cold and depressed lately, I just knew it was time to make my honey’s favourite cookies and now I can share them with you:
Cream 3/4 cup of unsalted butter. Gradually add 1 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Add 1 egg, 1/4 cup of orange juice and 1 tsp of vanilla. Mix together. I know it is weird to add juice to a cookie dough recipe but it works! I have used raspberry cranberry juice before which is nice but think the orange juice is the best. These cookies are lighter in fat than most, isn’t that awesome?!
Sift together 1 cup of flour, 1/4 tsp of baking soda and a pinch of salt. Make sure to sift! I have skipped this part and the batter does not taste right if you do not sift. Stir dry ingredients into the batter until just combined.
Add three cups of oats! Yes, three cups! Do not use instant oats. I use quick oats. You can use regular whole oats but the cookies will be much more chewy if you do.
Add 1 cup of chocolate chips. I used mini ones so the mixer could quickly put it all together without breaking the chips. My hands hurt too much these days to make anything by hand.
Use 1 tbsp of batter for eat cookie and flatten. Put on a parchment or silpat-lined baking sheet and bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes. When they come out they should be solid on the bottom and when you touch the top have just a slight give. If it is still wet on top, put them back in for a minute or so. Do not overbake! You want them crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
One of the best things about this recipe is it makes a ton of cookies! Most of the time me and my husband can not (and should not) go through all of them on our own so this time I put them in a plastic bag and in the freezer for those days I want a treat but have no energy to make them from scratch.
Let the cookies cool on a cooling rack and enjoy with a cup of tea or in my husband’s case, a mug of Suisse Mocha, his favourite drink in the whole world. Click here to get the recipe!