Milwaukee artist Celine Farrell gives friends these flavorful cookies for Christmas. I certainly wouldn't save these delicious cookies for just Christmas. I love Chocolate and oatmeal together in cookies. The orange was an additional treat. Make sure you qatch for the surprised look when someone takes the first bite. They were sold, too, at the 1982 Morning Glory Crafts Fair at the Charles Allis Art Museum. I found the recipe in my 1983 Recipe Book Milwaukee Sentinel Food Fair and Cooking School, Milwaukee Sentinel


2/3       cup brown sugar, packed
1/2       cup butter (at room temperature)
1          egg
1/2       teaspoon vanilla
2          tablespoons orange juice
2          tablespoons grated orange rind (I used dried grated orange rind)
1          cup whole-wheat flour
1/2       teaspoon baking powder
1/2       teaspoon baking soda
1/2       teaspoon salt
1-1/4    cups quick oats, uncooked
1          package (6 ounces or 1 cup) chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat together the sugar, butter, egg, vanilla, orange juice, and rind until smooth.
Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in another bowl.

Add all at once to the creamed mixture and beat until smooth.
(Don't forget to scrape the sides of the bowl.)

Add oats and chocolate chips
and mix.

Drop by spoonfuls 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. (I use a cookie scoop that holds 1 tablespoon of water.)

Bake about 10 minutes.

Cool a bit on cookie sheet before removing to wire rack.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.