Orange White Chocolate Cookies

    36 min

    A refreshing cookie, studded with white chocolate and orange zest. These get crispy when cool, perfect for dunking in tea or coffee.

    44 people made this

    Serves: 18 

    • 275g butter, softened
    • 275g caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 375g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 2 tablespoons orange zest
    • 170g white chocolate, chopped

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:11min  ›  Ready in:36min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a baking tray with parchment.
    2. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and orange zest.
    3. In a bowl of mixer, cream butter on medium speed, adding sugar gradually. Add vanilla and egg. Add flour mixture gradually, stopping frequently to push down from sides of bowl. When flour mixture is thoroughly combined, mix in white chocolate.
    4. Drop dough by scant spoonful onto baking tray, spacing 2.5cm apart, flattening slightly with back of spoon. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 10 to 12 minutes or until beginning to brown. Allow to cool completely on cooling rack.

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    Not the prettiest cookie ever (kind of anemic looking and the white chocolate chips started to turn color), but they had a lot of potential, so I made them more eye appealing and gave them a boost of orange flavor at the same time by drizzling on a glaze of powdered sugar, fresh orange juice and zest. That glaze took these over the top to something outrageously delicious - buttery, creamy with white chocolate, unmistakably orange and very rich. A thick, soft and tender cookie. Adding orange extract as some others have is NOT necessary. Adding the fresh orange glaze, on the other hand, is. Mmmmmm.  -  24 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These cookies didn't have nearly enough orange flavor. Even after I added an 1 tablespoon of orange extract, they weren't orange-y enough. Since they aren't a very sweet cookie, either, I glazed them with some orange glaze. With the glaze they were pretty fantastic.  -  16 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great recipe, but I used three tbsp of orange zest and added one tbsp of orange extract. They tasted great, and the orange wasn't overwhelming at all.  -  21 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)