Kentucky State Fair - Citrus Sweet Treats
Orange Cookies…these citrus sweet treats come from Jenny Haeberlin of Louisville. With the orange juice concentrate, orange zest, and white chocolate chips, they burst with flavor. They are also aromatic with a rich taste that feels light and delicate.
“I come from a cookie family,” Jenny shared. “For birthdays, we don’t to cakes, we do cookies!” Jenny won accolades with “Nana’s Orange Cookies” at the Kentucky State Fair (2014). They won first place.
If you like citrus flavored baked goods, be sure to try these crinkles and this pound cake we also shared.
We made a few versions of Jenny’s cookie and the finished Orange Cookies recipe is below. If you like a thinner-crispy-chewy cookie, use a tish less flour and they’ll likely come out more like this:
Either way, they are so sensationally yummy! Be sure to bake some soon!
3/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 sticks butter
1 large egg
3 tablespoons vanilla
1/4 cup orange zest
1/2 cup orange juice concentrate, frozen
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup oatmeal, ground in food processor
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
12 oz white chocolate chips
Cream together sugars and butter until smooth. Beat in egg. Stir in vanilla, orange zest and orange juice. Slowly add the dry ingredients (flour, oatmeal, baking soda and salt). Stir in white chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 370 degrees F. Drop by teaspoons onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 24.