Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Orange Rum Oatmeal Cookies

2 sticks margarine
1 heaping C. brown sugar
1/2 C. granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. rum extract
1/2 tsp. orange extract
2 T. molasses
zest of one large orange
1 3/4 C. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ginger
3 1/2 C. oats
1 C. chopped walnuts


Heat oven to 350.

In large mixing bow, beat margarine and sugars until creamy. Add eggs, extracts, and zest - mix til well blended. In separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda.

Slowly add dry ingredients to the large mixing bowl - stirring til well blended. Stir in oats (I do this by cup-full), stir in nuts.

Drop cookies by spoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9-10 minutes for soft cookie 13-14 minutes for crunchy cookie.

Yields - 4-5 dozen small cookies

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