About this recipe: These tasty morsels take two days to make, so start a day in advance. These little biscuit bites are sweet and nutty, with a zesty orange burst. They're wonderful with a cup of tea or coffee.
To save time on manually chopping the brazil nuts, pulse them in a food processor until ground.
I went for this as it's something different. Followed recipe exactly even though I thought perhaps that's too much sugar. With addition of the Brazil nuts, the batter became very crumbly, so I used a small melon ball scooper and packed the batter into the scooper and placed the balls on a Silpat mat. The cookies were tasty - very sweet, nutty orangy flavor. I can best describe my reaction as ambivalent - they were kind of good, but maybe I'll make them again, and maybe not. If I make them again, I would reduce the sugar by 2-3 TBspoons. - 22 Dec 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I used half sugar & half splenda for my double batch and cut the amount to just over a half cup. The melon baller worked pretty well but i cut the cooking time to 11min. Yummy! People loved them and it was nice to give them a healthier cookie for a change. Plus one that I can eat (I'm a low carber) Next time I make I'll toast the chopped nuts just a bit before adding them. - 15 Dec 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I got great reviews on this cookie! It wasn't a soft macaroon-like cookie I thought it would be as the oats were a little tough still, but I didn't leave them in the fridge over nigh either - only for 6 hours. Either way, I liked this cookie and the orange adds just the little bit extra! - 09 Mar 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)