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White Chocolate-Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Use fiori di sicilia, an Italian citrus and vanilla flavoring, to give these easy drop cookies a subtle taste of orange.

Oxmoor House DECEMBER 2007

  • Yield: about 2 1/2 dozen
  • Cook time:15 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes


  • 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


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.


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