Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Orange Pecan Cookies

I introduce to you my new favorite cookie. It is a jumble of goodness all mixed together in 1 1/2 inches in diameter, baked for 9 minutes then thoroughly enjoyed by all. Seriously y’all, these aren’t your grandma’s chocolate chip cookies (no offense grandma). These are the type of cookies that you’ll create memories with by baking them for your kids and grandkids. Of course, if you’re my age, you can always start baking them sooner.

oatmeal raisin chocolate chip orange pecan cookies

Also, I am announcing a new posting schedule for Voila! The fall semester has begun and between two internships and three classes, I’ll be posting just once a week. For all you folks going back to school – happy fall classes!

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Ingredients
Source: Simply Recipe
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
16 T. butter (2 sticks)
Grated zest of one orange
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 1/2 cups oatmeal rolled oats (Quaker Quick or Old Fashioned, do not use instant)
2/3 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans (can sub walnuts)
1/2 cup raisins

Directions
Preheat oven to 375. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper
1. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon.
2. Combine granulated sugar with grated orange zest, set aside.
3. Heat ten tablespoons butter in small saucepan, place remaining 6 tablespoons butter in large mixing bowl. When butter is nicely browned (this takes a few minutes) and has a nutty aroma, pour over the remaining butter and mix until all butter is completely melted.
4. Add the granulated sugar and orange, brown sugar, vanilla and salt to the butter and whisk until combined. Add the egg and egg yolk. Whisk for thirty seconds and let stand for three minutes, repeat this process twice more until mixture is thick and shiny, this will enhance the flavor and texture of the cookies.
5. Using a whisk or plastic spatula, combine the wet and dry ingredients. Mix until fully incorporated. Add in the oatmeal, chocolate chips, raisins and nuts and mix well.
6. Spoon dough into balls onto baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-11 minutes, until the edges just turn brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring the cookies to a rack to cool completely.

Voila!

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