While visiting my mom one day last week she mentioned how much she wanted to make a cookie that she remembered from her childhood; a crispy oatmeal cookie with a hint of orange. I thought about some of my recipes and wondered if I had one she could use, and just add some orange zest. However, I prefer chewy oatmeal cookies, so most of my recipes would not be what she was looking for.
To satisfy my own curiosity, I went searching online for crispy orange oatmeal cookie recipes, and found several options. I looked them over, and thought one in particular might be the best. I chose it because, although all the recipe titles said ‘crispy,’ this one used more white sugar than brown. Brown sugar adds texture to cookies, while white sugar causes more spreading; and more spreading = thinner cookies = crispier cookies. So I printed the recipe off and gave it to my mom to try.
By the time I came back later that afternoon she had already baked a batch, and had packaged some for me to take home. She seemed pretty happy with the results, and I was pretty happy to get some cookies! The hint of orange is a really nice addition, one I’d never really thought of for an oatmeal cookie; but one I will definitely keep in mind for future cookie baking!
Thanks to my mom for the inspiration this week. You can find the recipe by clicking here.