Posted on February 9 2012

Tartine Baking Project: #40 Orange-Oatmeal-Currant Cookies

I’ve always loved cookies.  And rules.  Such a nerd, I know.  As much as I want to be some rule breaker, I have to admit to myself and the world that I love abiding by rules.  (Of course, there are exceptions to every rule.  Let’s just say I love following most rules.  One of them would be a little rule I’ve set up where I don’t buy cookies, cakes, sweets in mass quantities to bring into the house.  I’ll get something at the bakery or the coffee shop, but if I want cookies I have to make them.  If I want cake, or marshmallows, I have to make them.  This is a good rule to follow, especially since I am baking all the time anyhow.  I would weigh a bazillion (no exaggeration!) pounds if I were to bring sweets into the house on a regular basis that I don’t make.  Does this make sense at all?  It does to me.

One of my favorite kitchen gadets: a microplane zester.  It’s rad and perfect and I’m not quite sure how I lived without it in my life.  If you zest things, you should own one.  (Sounds like a good slogan for the company.)

The oatmeal and currants get mixed in with a spoon.  (A very pretty spoon, eh?)

The dough gets shaped into oval-ish logs, then wrapped tightly and placed in the freezer overnight to ensure easy slicing.  It’s a pretty wet cookie dough, so this is a wise move.  Another wise move and baker’s best friend?  I little bench knife – this little gem keeps wet, sticky dough in check.  I think I was smiling to to ear as I was using the bench knife on my measuring mat.  Very exciting stuff.

These cookies are perfect.  Really, I feel guilty for the millions of orange peels I must have discarded throughout my lifetime, because that orange zest is a magical thing.  I think I just read somewhere that you can freeze orange zest.  If this is true, I’ll never waste that zest again.  If it’s not true, and just something I’ve  been dreaming about then I’m a weirdo for dreaming about orange zest.

By law, I am required to photograph cookies with a glass of milk.  That’s just what should be happening when you partake in a tiny plate of cookies.  Also, I will be sandwiching some vanilla bean ice cream between a couple of these cookies for dessert tonight.  I know, my life is terrible.

 

  1. anne says:

    You are delightful and I will most definitely make these (in a wimpier version). Lovely post.

  2. anne says:

    Also? Ball-jar drinking glasses are the height of class.

  3. NicoleD says:

    I thought I was the only one! I reserve my sweet treats for homemade, too, because let’s be real, they’re the only kind that are worth the calories. I haven’t had a good slice and bake cookie in forever. These sound great.

  4. Sabine says:

    Love your blog! It inspires me to bake more from my Tartine cookbook. Already made 3 things in the last 2 weeks.
    You can also mix your orange zest with sugar, put it in the food processor after a day and you have great flavored orange-sugar.

  5. Lindsey says:

    Emily! I love these cookies. I love the log! So simple!
    I just made my own orange extract! I infused orange zest in vodka for two weeks, stored in a dark place and (but not forgettable because you also) shake daily ! It’s so good (because most homemade things are) and so easy. I give mine as holiday gifts!

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