Sunday, 1 November 2009

White Chocolate and Orange Cookies - Sweet & Simple Bakes November 2009

This one really lives up to the baking group name as they were indeed very sweet and simple little cookies, but with lovely taste and aroma. A cookie dough laced with vanilla extract, orange zest and chunks of white chocolate. Yum! I brought these to a meeting I went to last week, and they disappeared so quickly.
I used bars of good quality white chocolate and chopped them myself, as I’m not too keen on the white choc chips that I can get readily here.Thanks as always to Maria and Rosie for hosting. Hope you get better soon Rosie. Do check here for other cookies after the 2nd of November.

White Chocolate and 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
(1)Preheat the oven to 190oC/170oC fan oven/375oF/Gas mark 5.
(2)Beat the butter and sugar. Add the egg, orange zest and vanilla extract.
(3)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.
(4)Cool for five minutes and transfer to a cooling rack. When cool, store in an airtight container for up to four to five days.


Lucie said...

The cookies were delicious weren't they, yours look lovely. Your blog is great.

Love Lucie

Anonymous said...

Your cookies looked so perfect and even! Fab!

Rosie of BooksAndBakes

Coby said...

White chocolate and orange together in one cookie?:) No wonder they disappeared:D

Maria♥ said...

Kelly, your cookies turned out great and I'm so glad they were a hit!

Thanks for taking part and hope you will be joining us again in our next bake.


HFJ said...

Your cookies look lovely. I wasn't able to make mine in time for the deadline but I'll definitely be trying them at some point.

Anonymous said...

they do look delicious and I am sure everyone love them. I baked these cookies too

lilmizlynn said...

These cookies are delicious and yours look great! :)

AppleC said...

Great cookie. They look wonderful.
We really enjoyed this recipe. Too much!

Chele said...

I'm with you - I prefer the real chocolate experience to the choc bits too and also had chunks rather than chips. Makes for a much more interesting cookie too

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

oh yeah i agree ,UR are lovely and sure must have been a big hit.
and all ur creations are lovely too

Choclette said...

Think you're creating a following - I also used a bar and broke it into chunks. Thought it worked well. Love your blog - lots of nice chocolaty recipes to ogle at.

Lili said...

Your cookies look amazing! I loved making these too. Off to check out the rest of your blog...

Heather said...

These turned out beautifully. Great job! Mine have just been mailed this evening.

lakegirl said...

Your cookies look beautiful, such a nice golden brown!

Dips said...

Hmm..didnt know about the choc chips vs bars war going on..will definitely try the bar next time! Great job!!

Min said...

Yum! Love the white chocolate chunks.

The Bad Girl's Kitchen

Sandy said...

These look like a delicious combination!