Oatmeal Orange Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies

There’s nothing like a good old fashioned oatmeal cookie. This one has a new fashioned twist. Whether orange brings out the best in chocolate or it’s the other way around, this unique flavor combination is both fragrant and deep.

Yield: about 32 cookies

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Grated zest from 1 orange
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chunks, or chips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Beat butter, sugars and orange zest until pale and creamy. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla extract.
  3. Add oats, flour, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chunks. Mix until just combined.
  4. Scoop or spoon into 1 1/2 inch balls on parchment lined baking sheets several inches apart.
  5. Bake 12-14 minutes until golden brown. Cool and remove from baking sheets.
  • Yield: about 32 cookies
  • Course: