Florida Sun Oatmeal Cookies

Florida Sun Oatmeal Cookies

I mentioned to my husband that I wanted to get some delicious cookies on the blog here and it must have sparked a memory inside him.  His eyes grew big and with a smile said “I know the perfect recipe”.

My husband was born and raised in Florida and traveled way over to where we now live in Washington state where I was born and raised. He was also in the US Navy and traveled all over the world, so you better believe he has lots of stories to tell this bright-eyed girl!

He began telling me about when he was a little boy. His grandfather would take him into the kitchen and make oatmeal cookies. Only.. they were not ordinary oatmeal cookies. They had a “drop of Florida Sun” in them.

I questioned him about what the secret ingredient was but he wouldn’t give. I had to wait until he came home from the grocery store with a grin on his face. Without the kids looking he secretly pulled a small bottle of orange extract out of the grocery bag with a big grin on his face and showed it to me.

Of course orange would be the secret flavor in Florida Sun Oatmeal Cookies!!

He whipped up the ingredients like a pro while the kids watched with big eyes as he told them about his Grandpa. At the end of his story he secretly whispered and showed them the secret ingredient. It was beyond cute.

Florida Sun Oatmeal Cookies

Now pay close attention to what I’m about to say… he made these cookies and… I am not a fan of oatmeal cookies… but Florida Sun Oatmeal Cookies turned me into an addict after one bite! The kids adore them and now that his co-workers got wind of it we have been appointed to take them into work!

When you whip these up with the kids quietly let them know the secret to Grandpa’s Florida Sun Oatmeal Cookies, they will adore the secret and love the taste!

Florida Sun Oatmeal Cookies
Florida Sun Oatmeal Cookies have a drop of Florida sun in them! A twist of orange make these cookies like nothing you've ever tried! Fall in love, it's ok!
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3905 calories
574 g
738 g
160 g
55 g
93 g
954 g
1147 g
316 g
6 g
55 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3905
Calories from Fat 1404
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 160g
Saturated Fat 93g
Trans Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
Monounsaturated Fat 43g
Cholesterol 738mg
Sodium 1147mg
Total Carbohydrates 574g
Dietary Fiber 22g
Sugars 316g
Protein 55g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 3/4 cup softened butter
  2. 1 cup packed brown sugar
  3. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  4. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  5. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  7. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  9. 2 eggs
  10. 1 teaspoon orange extract
  11. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  12. 2 cups rolled oats
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Beat until combined. Beat in eggs and orange extract. Beat in as much of the flour as you can. Stir in remaining flour. Stir in oats.
  2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Transfer to a wire rack and cool.
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    1. Author

      Oh they are 😀 Seriously, you should make them and come back and let me know what you think.

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