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2009-10-03

White Chocolate & Orange Cookies  

"Utterly divine"

White Chocolate & Orange Cookies


Makes 2 dozen

Ingredients
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.


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13 comments: to “ White Chocolate & Orange Cookies

  • Ms Whit
    7 October 2009 at 19:29  

    The White Chocolate and Orange Cookies look so good. I'm looking for cookie recipes for Christmas and this one is on my list. Thanks and have a wonderful day.

  • Heather
    13 October 2009 at 23:35  

    I'm in on this one - I just love white chocolate and I love cookies.

  • lakegirl
    18 October 2009 at 23:21  

    I have a question about the recipe. It says white chocolate but then in parentheses says milk chocolate, dark chocolate. Are you saying those can be substituted?

  • Vanillastrawberryspringfields
    23 October 2009 at 13:19  

    I'm excited,how can i not be??? As a new blogger,very new i feel(im right i hope)that at last i can participate in a monthly event without being rejected in the least. I aint no expert nor do i have a well stocked pantry coz i live in a place where i actually have to research to lay my hands on one(white choco chips for the last 8 months escape me ) but i am totally on this one if i'm allowed to participate,i mean how do i register,from what i understand(forgive if m wrong)i need to post it on my blog on 1st nov & email u'll the details by 2nd?am i right?And is it compulsory to participate every month?
    About the cookies ,i love white chocolate ,can try to chip chips off my white choco bar (which is compunded chocolate actually)coz i love,love love white chocolate....and these cookies look terrific....
    my blogspot is www.vanillastrawberryspringfields.blogspot.com

  • Maria♥
    23 October 2009 at 14:07  

    Hi strawberryfields

    Welcome!! Of course you can participate, we'd love to have you join our group. You blog your entry on your blog on the 1st November and below I have listed all the details of what we require.

    Please ensure you send in your entry to our email to make certain you are listed in the round up. The round-up will be posted
    on 2nd November 09. If you are a food blogger, we kindly ask that you write a post about your bake and link back to Sweet and Simple Bakes. Please feel free to add our Sweet & Simple Bakes Monthly Baking Event Badge to your post. Let us know that you have completed the bake.


    Please send an email to sweet2simple[at]googlemail[dot]com

    Add in subject: [Name of bake] for the round up
    Your Name:
    Your Blog Name:
    Your Blog Link to the Baking Post:
    A picture of your bake 200x200 pixels (if you’re not sure how to resize a photo we can do this for you.)

    Look forward to your entry!
    Maria and Rosie
    x

  • Maria♥
    23 October 2009 at 14:08  

    Hi Lakegirl

    If you can not get hold of white chocolate, you can substitute and add milk or dark chocolate.

    Maria
    x

  • Vanillastrawberryspringfields
    23 October 2009 at 14:32  

    Mary ,thank u so so much for ur warmer than a gorgeous cookie welcome.
    Yup,thank u for the instructions,yup will follow,so does that mean that even if i have a blog i have to email one picture ,right?,ie thru the email?
    And can i half the recipe & frost a few cookies please?
    And can i tweak the orange to lime? i love white chocolate & was thinking i'll chip a nestle's milky bar if i dont get my hands on choco chips till then.
    Congrats on ur very lovely bake & for hosting this lovely monthly bake...wonderful idea & cute too!!!

  • Maria♥
    23 October 2009 at 15:24  

    Yes you have to email us a pic, with your name, name of blog and a link from your blog entry, thanks.

    Yes you can tweak it but we normally prefer that everyone sticks with the same recipe but you can substitute ingredients if you can not get hold of the ingredients listed in the recipe.

    Maria

  • Vanillastrawberryspringfields
    24 October 2009 at 12:02  

    Thank u mary. I do have a few more questions but have already asked way to many right? But it s a first time for me so put it to that...thanks again

  • Maria♥
    24 October 2009 at 13:37  

    Feel free to ask any questions or queries. And by the way my name's Maria not Mary..;o)

    Maria

  • Vanillastrawberryspringfields
    24 October 2009 at 13:59  

    Gosh,i'm so so embarsd here, Iknow ur Maria and was writing to Maria & i dont know how i wrote mary,can i blame it on too-much of multi-tasking???Sorrr yy Maria.
    Have already written a bit for this special post as my thoughts flowed,now i wait till tues for the chocolate (i've got a lead) & yeah to buy the oranges which i can zest & yippeee i can bake then.
    What i needed to ask was i post ON 1ST OR BEFORE/BY 1ST is ok?
    Same for the email,can i email BEFORE/BY 2ND or it has to be ON THAT DAY ITSELF?
    Thanks again for ur time Maria...

  • Maria♥
    26 October 2009 at 08:55  

    Yes, you post your cookie entry on your blog on the 1st! And you send me your entry via email on the same day. Thanks.

    Maria