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Orange and Oat Chewies

by Laura

Cookie week is nearing an end. I hope you enjoy the last two cookies I have for you.  Today’s comes from the Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook by Kathleen King.  Tate’s is a well known bakery in the Hamptons and surrounding area and is famous for their chocolate chip cookies.  As  I perused the cookbook, these orange and oat chewies stood out.  I just had to try them.

According to the note above the recipe, Kathleen got it from her professor at Suny Cobleskill College who’s sister created the recipe to win a Pillsbury bake-off contest.  I figured the recipe had to be good and they were.

They are made with a combination of butter and shortening. They also include flour, oats, coconut and walnuts. The orange flavor comes in by added orange juice and orange zest,

These thin cookies are crisp yet chewy and the orange flavor is a welcomed addition.  I always think of oranges at Christmas.  I always got one in the toe of my stocking.  The smell of a fresh orange is one of my favorite smells.  These orange and oat chewies are perfect for Christmas.

Here is what you need to make the

Orange and Oat Chewies

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Orange and Oat Chewies

  • Author: Laura


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 Tbsp. orange juice
  • orange zest from 1 orange
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and oats.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugar, butter, shortening, orange juice, orange zest and eggs.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and blend.
  5. Fold in the walnuts and coconut.
  6. Use a cookie scoop or spoon to scoop dough onto greased cookie sheet.  Use 2 Tbsp dough per cookie.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes until edges are golden brown.
  8. Cool cookies on cookie sheet because they are soft.
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Shanna April 11, 2011 - 10:54 am

I’ve wanted to make these since you posted, but as with all goodies, when I make them, *I* eat them! 😉 I put it off until recently and then the weather here in TX has been so hot I didn’t want to bake, but a spring storm rolled through here last night and dropped our temps to the 60s … PERFECT, quiet, kid-free day to bake, and they’re SO good! I think I’ll try adding more zest next time since I didn’t quite get enough orange flavor for my taste, but otherwise, perfection!

Tate’s Bake Shop Giveaway | Real Mom Kitchen December 4, 2010 - 7:16 am

[…] perfect for the busy holiday season when baked goodies are in high demand. I tried the orange and oat chewies and loved […]

Deborah December 3, 2010 - 3:42 pm

I’ve made a similar recipe before, and they were delicious! This makes me want to try this version!


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