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.