Oatmeal Crisps with Chocolate

A rich, satisfying cookie with a golden, crispy base and a delicious mix of orange and dark chocolate flavors.

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup all-purpose flower
3/4 cup pf unsalted butter (room temperature)
3/4 cup firmly packed golden brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped


Preparation:

1. Position two oven racks, evenly spaced, in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a food processor, pulse the rolled oats ten times to break up slightly. Pour into a bowl, add the flour, and stir.

3. Combine the butter, both sugars and mix until light and creamy. Add the egg and beat until well blended, scrapping the bowl as needed. Add the orange zest and salt, mix until combined then slowly add in the oat mixture and mix until all of the ingredients are blended.

4. Drop 1 tablespoon size balls of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, placing about eight cookies, evenly spaced, on each sheet. Lightly flatten each ball with the palm of your hand.

5. Bake the cookies for about 16 minutes, until the edges turn lightly golden, switching the baking sheets between racks about halfway through the baking time. Transfer the baking sheets to wire racks and let cool for 5 minutes, then carefully transfer the cookies to the racks and let cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough, shaping, baking and cooling the cookies the same way.

6. When all of the cookies have cooled, place the chocolate in a small heat proof bowl set over (not touching) gently simmering water in a saucepan. Heat, stirring often, until melted. Remove from the heat.

7. Dip one edge, about 1/2 inch wide, of each cookie into the melted chocolate and return the cookie to the rack. Let the cookies stand for 30 minutes, until the chocolate is fully set, before serving.

Source: Elisabet der Nederlanden — Holiday Cookies
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