Oatmeal, Orange and Ginger Cookies Recipe

Desserts

When I was little it was difficult to find oatmeal in the usual stores, and my father had to buy it in a specialized, imported place. Luckily nowadays it is a staple in many pantries, and I love using it as a base for cookies like these with oatmeal, orange and gingerbread.

It is one of those very easy recipes that only require mixing, forming and baking, without resting or cutting elegant shapes. Simple energy cookies, with a delicious aroma of orange and ginger and the special touch of candied orange hidden inside the dough.

Ingredients

For 30 units
  • Unsalted butter 85 g
  • Brown sugar 130 g
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • Oatmeal 180 g
  • Pastry flour 100 g
  • Vanilla sugar 5 g
  • Salt 2 g
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Egg L 1
  • Chopped candied orange 80 g

How to Make Oatmeal Orange Ginger Cookies

Difficulty: Easy
  • Total time 30 m
  • Elaboration 20 m
  • Cooking 10 m

Preheat the oven to 180ºC and prepare a large tray by greasing it or covering it with parchment paper. Melt the butter and let it cool slightly. Grate the orange peel and mix with the brown sugar in a medium bowl, squeezing it with your fingers.

Add the rolled oats, flour, vanilla sugar, salt and ginger. Mix everything with a few rods. Add the butter and the lightly beaten egg. Mix a little and add the finely chopped candied orange. Work all the ingredients until you have a homogeneous dough. If it is somewhat dry, add a splash of milk.

Take portions with a teaspoon and form balls with moistened hands. Place them on the tray and flatten lightly with your finger or a fork. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool on a rack.

What do you accompany the cookies with?

These oatmeal, orange and gingerbread cookies are the ones I like to have on hand at home when you fancy a something sweet, at any time of day. They go very well with coffee or afternoon tea, and are also delicious with a glass of cold milk or horchata.

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