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Orange White Chip Cookies

I first saw the recipe for these cookies last week and I have been thinking about them ever since.  There isn’t anything fancy about them, but for some reason, the combination of flavors spoke to me.  I rarely bake with white chocolate or citrus flavors and the idea of two together sounded really appealing–it sounded so refreshing and light.  And once I baked them, I discovered that to be true.  The soft sweetness of the white chips balanced by the orange is really delicious.  There is a pleasant and surprising burst of flavor with each bite. 

(And the fine little orange strands of zest running through these cookies work quite nicely with a Halloween color palette!)

Orange White Chip Cookies:

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • the zest of one orange

Preheat oven to 350 F. Sift flour, baking soda, and salt into a bowl.  Beat butter and sugar together until smooth.  Add oil and egg.  Mix well.  Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture.   Combine until dough feels like the consistency of a sugar cookie dough.   Stir in white chocolate chips and orange zest until evenly distributed. Drop by the teaspoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 10-14 minutes.  Cool on baking sheet for about 2 minutes and then finish cooling on wire rack.

Adapted from recipe found in a Toll House print advertisement.

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