Friday, 22 May 2009

White Chocolate & Orange Cookies

I seem to be on a cookie mission this week since receiving my new book, 500 Cookies. This book is definitely a cookie lovers must have, with an extensive variety of recipes. My boys are appreciating this book no end, no sooner has a batch of cookies cooled they are flying out of cookie jar and barely touching the sides! The Neiman Marcus cookies were a perfect example of this, not lasting 12 hours. This latest batch of White Chocolate & Orange Cookies have been another roaring success and since baking them yesterday afternoon there is only a handful left. These cookies are light, crispy, chewy and full of intense orangey chocolate flavour. I dare you to make them and have them last more than a day!

White Chocolate & Orange Cookies

Makes 2 dozen

115g unsalted butter, softened
200g caster sugar
1 egg
Grated zest of 1 orange (2 to 3 tsp)
1 tsp vanilla extract
200g plain flour
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
¼ baking powder
¼ tsp salt
225g white chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 190oC/170oC fan oven/375oF/Gas mark 5. Beat the butter and sugar. Add the egg, orange zest and vanilla extract.

Sift together the dry ingredients. Stir the dry ingredients and chocolate chips into the butter mixture and combine.

Roll into balls. Use your fingers to flatten onto a non-stick baking sheet 5cm/2in apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool for five minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.

When cool, store in an airtight container for up to four to five days.


Elyse said...

Mmm, white chocolate and orange go so nicely together. I'm so glad to see them in a cookie! These look absolutely fabulous--thick and chewy. No wonder the cookies are disappearing so quickly!

JillyB said...

What a great combination! They look lovely.

Katiecakes said...

Haha, I can imagine why these cookies don't last long. Any kind of chocolate and orange is a winner in my eyes!

Katie xox

Finla said...

With the orange flavour the cookies must have tasted so so yumm.

Heather said...

Super! I've been wanting to comment on these delightful, delicate looking cookies but I had to put something up on my blog first. A must try.

♥Rosie♥ said...

A great combo of flavours running through these wonderful cookies...YUM!

Rosie x

Diane said...

Great cookies - made this evening and they're rapidly disappearing!