2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Zest from one orange
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks (or chocolate chips)
1 cup walnuts, chopped
- Heat oven to 350° F.
- In large bowl, beat butter, sugars and orange zest until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats, chocolate chunks and walnuts; mix well.
- Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased or parchment-lined cookie sheet.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool for a minute on the cookie sheet, then remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.
Makes about three dozen.