my visiting teacher brought me these orange creamsicle cookies over, and i was in love. i merged the original recipe with this carrot oatmeal cookie recipe i love! They are AWESOME... the citrus with the mac nut and the white chocolate. Come on now. SO good. I've done without out the chips too, and still... so good.
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
scant 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup macadamia nuts
1/2 cup real maple syrup, room temperature
1/2 cup unrefined coconut oil, warmed until just melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons fresh orange zest, grated
1/2-1 cup white chocolate chips (grain sweetened)
Preheat oven to 375*F degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and oats. Add the nuts and white chocolate chips. In a separate smaller bowl use a whisk to combine the maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and orange zest. Add this to the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Cool in fridge for an hour.
Drop onto prepared baking sheets, one level tablespoonful at a time, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. Bake in the top 1/3 of the oven for 10 - 12 minutes or until the cookies are golden on top and bottom.