I love baking cookies! I would say, “who doesn’t?” but I know there are people (my friends included) who would rather someone else bake their cookies for them. I scour cookbooks and magazines when they feature cookies of any kind and save the ones I like to make.
Years ago, while looking at Christmas cookie recipes in one of the women’s magazines (it has been so long, I’ve forgotten which one), I came across this one, which is a variation on the standard chocolate chip cookie. I was intrigued by the combination of white chocolate and orange.
Making sure I had all the ingredients, I made them the next day. Everyone loved them and I have been making them ever since. I hope you’ll love them, too.
A word of caution, however, if you put these cookies in with other cookies as a gift, be sure to separate them or all your cookies will have an orange flavor! Enjoy!
- 1 cup of unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 Tbsp grated orange zest
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- Combine the flour, baking soda and salt and give it a whisk to mix well. Set aside. Beat the first 3 ingredients at medium speed with a stand mixer until creamy, 2-3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, and orange zest, beating until blended.
- Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, beating just until blended after each addition. Stir in the white chocolate chips by hand.
- Scoop the cookies using a cookie scoop or drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto your ungreased CSO pan, six cookies per pan.
- Place the cookies into your CSO. Set the dial for Bake Steam, the temperature at 325 degrees F and the time at 12 minutes. Remove when slightly browned. Cool the cookies on the baking pan for 2 minutes, then remove to wire rack to finish cooling.