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Crunchy Orange Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

Crunchy Orange Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal is a power food-- full of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that are an important part of your daily diet. Commonly found in breakfast cereals and baked goods, oatmeal can lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and enhance the immune system. 

If you're looking for a sweet way to incorporate oatmeal into your diet, check out this delicious oatmeal cookie recipe from Chef Nancy Waldeck of Cancer Wellness at Piedmont. 

Crunchy Orange Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 

Ingredients 

Makes about 2 dozen cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups oatmeal
  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • Zest of an orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup granulated or raw sugar

Preheat the oven to 350F. Prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or cooking spray. 

Next, stir together the oats, orange juice and zest in a bowl and set aside.

Stir together the next seven ingredients - from the baking powder through the flour. Set aside.

With a mixer, beat the butter and oil until well-blended. Add the brown sugar, egg white and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Beat in the flour mixture, and then stir in the oatmeal mixture. Add in the raisins.

Pinch off and roll the cookie dough into 1 inch balls. Flatten them with a glass, wiped down with a little oil and dipped in the raw sugar.

Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and enjoy! 

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