Use fiori di sicilia, an Italian citrus and vanilla flavoring, to give these easy drop cookies a subtle taste of orange.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon fiori di sicilia or orange extract (see note)
1 cup uncooked regular oats
8 ounces white chocolate, chopped (about 2 cups)
1/2 cup raisins or golden raisins
How to Make It
Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl.
Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugars, beating well. Beat in egg and orange flavoring just until combined. Add flour mixture and oats; stir until blended. Stir in white chocolate and raisins. Cover and chill dough 1 hour, if desired.
Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls, 3" apart, onto prepared baking sheets.
Bake at 350° for 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
Prep: 10 min.; Cook: 15 min. per batch; Other: 5 min.
Editor's favorite; Make ahead
Note: Order fiori di sicilia from kingarthurflour.com/. It's very affordable, and a small vial will perfume your kitchen for a long time.
I am not a big fan of white chocolate so instead of that and the raisins, I use lots of orange infused dried cranberries (Trader Joes) and sometimes use regular semi sweet chocolate chips. When I bake cookies I always check to be sure the baking soda and baking powder are fresh and then always get nice puffed cookies - if they are supposed to be that way! An outstanding recipe - always in the Christmas gift boxes.
Sorry, I did not make these, but was going to until I saw the 1cup of flour????? Maybe that's why everyone complains of flat cookies????? Actually, the cookies pictured look pretty flat to me as well......what gives My Recipes......a goof perhaps????? I will not make these.
These are my family's new favorite cookies! I made some changes….used a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips and a combination of golden raisins, regular raisins and dried cranberries (totaling 1/2 c.). I also made them smaller…made them a heaping teaspoon instead of tablespoon and adjusted the baking time accordingly.
I also used half white flour and half whole wheat flower.
Very good cookies! I didn't have orange extract so I used 2 tsp of orange zest instead (and they were not too "orange-y"). The only thing I would change is to use 1-2 ounces less white chocolate. Side note: Like another commenter said, my cookies also came out more flat than in the picture.