Orange Oatmeal Cookies Recipe -
Orange Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Orange Oatmeal Cookies

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"Big, soft, and delicious with a distinctive orange flavor."

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Original recipe makes 28 cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat butter, white sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Stir egg white and applesauce into butter mixture until just combined into a dough. Add orange juice with pulp and orange zest to the dough; stir.
  3. Mix flour, oats, walnuts, baking soda, cream of tartar, and cinnamon in a separate bowl; fold into the dough until evenly incorporated.
  4. Drop by heaping tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until bottom of cookies are lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on baking sheets 2 to 3 minutes before moving to wire racks to cool completely.
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Dec 03, 2012

I am on the fence about this cookie, it is so cake like it almost isn't a cookie. They don't hold together well you need to serve them with a plate or napkin because they are crumbly and do fall apart. They are light and moist even 2 days later they are still nice and soft. They are a tasty cookie and everyone enjoyed them, still I am not sure I would ever make this cookie again.

Nov 26, 2012

These were great and surprisingly light.


8 Ratings

Oct 28, 2012

I think these were excellent. They were soft almost cakey. My husband took to calling them muffin tops because they were a little crunchy on the outside but like cake inside. I made a few changes to this recipe: 1. I used canola oil instead of butter because I never bake with butter for health reasons 2. I put raisins instead of nuts 3. I left out the orange zest because I didn't have an orange at hand only orange juice. Next time I would make it with the zest.

Jul 07, 2014

Wonderful and moist. I used some coconut oil and greek yogurt in place of butter. My advice would be don't be shy with the zest and juice- it really makes these cookies shine and doesn't taste odd like I was afraid it would. I only had a small orange so I made some cookies plain and they were drier and didn't set as well. Great recipe.

Jan 03, 2013

Very yummy and unique cookies. Both my boyfriend and I really enjoyed them

Jul 21, 2014

These were delicious. The only issue I had was the very cake-like consistency of them. They fell apart very easily, but everyone still liked them a lot.

Jul 07, 2014

I substituted butter with Greek yogurt. Still a great recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 94 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 49 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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