I’m a sucker for amazing winter stories. And the UK is experiencing a pretty surprising one right now.
In honor of what is being called the biggest snowfall in 18 years, I created a wintery cookie, or rather biscuit, to celebrate two of my favorite British ingredients: oats and ginger.
Orange and Ginger Oat Cookies
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup steel cut oats
Zest from two organic oranges
1/4 cup coarsely chopped crystalized ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, both oats, orange zest, ginger, baking soda, and salt. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and brown sugar. Add dry ingredients by spoonfuls and mix until dough comes together.
Create 1-inch balls of dough and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Flatten slightly. Bake for 14 minutes, until golden brown, and cool on sheets.
These cookies are actually better after “steeping” for a few hours rather than hot from the oven.