Sunday, 1 November 2009

Sweet and Simple Bakes Monthly Bake ~ White Chocolate and Orange Cookies

For our monthly bake at Sweet and Simple Bakes I chose White Chocolate and Orange Cookies! Cookies have not featured too much in our monthly bakes, so this month I decided to address that balance with this cookie recipe. Generally cookies are quick and easy to assemble and this recipe is no exception. I’ve baked these cookies before and they were a roaring success, they didn’t last 24hrs in the cookie jar! These cookies are light, crispy, chewy and full of intense orangey chocolate flavour. I challenge you to make them and have them last more than a day! Please pop over to Sweet and Simple Bakes to view more cookie entries! If you would like to be part of our monthly bakes, we would be delighted to have you join in and bake with us – everyone is welcome! Visit our site for further details about joining.

White Chocolate & Orange Cookies

Makes 2 dozen

115g unsalted butter, softened
200g caster sugar (superfine)
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 (milk or dark chocolate)

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.


Finla said...

Cookies looks good, How are you doing there, looks like you don't post a lots these days.
Hops you are fine there.

Caroline said...

They look lovely Maria, thanks for a great recipe.

Hope everything is well with you at the moment xx

Lucie said...


These were truly delish! I loved them and shall be making them again soon - thank you for sharing the recipe:)

Love Lucie x

Kelly-Jane said...

We loved these, yours are gorgeous :)

Chele said...

Great pick for this month Maria! Hubby loves these so they will be a regular feature in the cookie jar from now on ;0)

Anonymous said...

What a stellar recipe - thank you! And yours all look perfect, as ever.

Rosie of Books And Bakes

Reeni said...

These look lovely Maria! I love white chocolate - I bet the combo with the orange is delicious!

Joanne said...

These cookies were too good. No dieting allowed when baking these cookies.

lilmizlynn said...

Thanks Maria, for letting me know that my comment box went MIA!!!! I wldnt know abt it if not for you. Many thanks!

Anyhoo, these cookies are so yummy and true what you said, they did not last more than a day!!! xoxo

Choclette said...

Thank you for your kind comments Maria, No, I haven't been put off at all. I enjoyed it and the cookies were a great flavour combination. Yours look like proper cookies - much better than mine.

Coby said...

Just lurve the sound of this combination Maria:D

Julie said...

Your cookies look so good! Thanks for choosing a great recipe! (even if I only ended up with 6 cookies).

Looking forward to the November recipe!

Maggie said...

They look lovely, I know that I would just eat the lot and very quickly.

Buttaz said...

Cookies look perfect.

Thanks for running Sweet and Simple Bakes


Min said...

Delicious! Thanks for choosing this great recipe.

The Bad Girl's Kitchen

(love your butter vs. margarine comment--so true!)

Pity said...

wat a lovely combo, no wonder they didnt last more than 24hrs. well dne, cheers,

Heather said...

Me again - am busy now making some more of these fab. white chocolate cookies.