Adapted from Quaker Oats Famous Oatmeal Cookies
Father’s day is here and wife Jan decided to make me cookies. While she wanted to make healthy oatmeal raisin cookies, I usually prefer chocolate chip. We compromised.
Jan’s Father’s Day Orange Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies
1 stick butter, grated
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
¼ cup Karl’s Orange Infused Sugar
2 Tbs. Grand California (orange flavored brandy or Gran Marnier)
2 Tbs. water
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups old fashioned, uncooked rolled oats (Quaker® or Red Mill)
1 cup AP flour
1 tsp. Kosher salt
½ tsp. baking soda
¾ cup dark chocolate chunks
¾ cup pecans, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
2. Grate the butter into a large bowl.
Tip: Grating the butter makes it easier to blend in the sugars.
3. Cream the butter, brown and orange sugar together.
Note: You may use an electric mixer on medium speed to blend them together more quickly.
4. Beat in the egg, liqueur, water and vanilla together in a large measuring cup.
5. Blend the liquid mixture into the butter thoroughly.
6. Combined the oats, flour, salt and baking soda in a separate bowl.
Tip: Whisk the ingredients to blend them evenly.
7. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
8. Fold in the chocolate and pecan pieces.
9. Drop rounded tablespoons of the dough onto parchment covered cookie sheets.
Tip: Lightly flour your hands and roll the scoops of dough into balls.
10. Bake the cookies for 11-13 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Note: These cookies did not spread out as expected, but stayed as rounded lumps. They still tasted delicious.
11. Remove to wire rack and cool completely.
Tip: Be careful, the chocolate will be extremely hot right from the oven.
Note: Store any remaining cookies in a tightly covered container.