Tuesday, 24 July 2012

White chocolate and orange cookies

Rather unusually I had some white chocolate going spare, I normally cannot keep it my in cupboard long term without nibbling at it!

A quick root around my baking cupboard confirmed that I had all the ingredients handy to make these cookies.

 I do not think that I have made them since I was in america which is a) a crime, as they are delicious and b) why I had forgotten that a few aspects of the recipe need tweaking. 

These cookies spread, a lot, they need to be much more than the stated 5cm apart, and secondly they do not need to be flattened, they spread enough on their own. The first batch of my cookies were still delicious but a little misshapen!

These were not planed but as I have just realised that they have white chocolate in them I am going to squeeze them into this months alpha bake. Alpha bakes is a blogging challenge which is hosted on alternate months by Ros from The more than occasional baker and Caroline from Caroline makes. This is a monthly challenge where the aim is to bake with an ingredient that starts with the random alphabet letter chosen for that month. This months host is Caroline and the letter ‘W’.

White chocolate and orange cookies

makes ~30

113g butter
230g caster sugar
tsp vanilla paste
zest of an orange
1 large egg
165g plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
150g white chocolate, chopped 

Preheat the oven to 190C/170C FAN and line baking sheets with baking parchment.

Cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla paste. Add the orange zest and the egg and beat until fully incorporated. Add all the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

Roll into balls, I used a tablespoon as  guide, and space very well apart on the baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden.

Leave to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, using a palette knife, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling. 

Once I had ironed out the creases, my cookies looked like cookies! They should keep for 5 days in an airtight tin, but I am not sure they will last that long!


  1. Thanks for entering AlphaBakes. I love cookies and these look delicious!!

    1. I love cookies too, a little too much sometimes!

  2. These look absolutely delicious, thanks for sending them in to Alphabakes!

  3. Thank you, I can confirm that even they misshapen ones were delicious!

  4. Hi I am dropping by via AlphaBakes. I love the combination of white chocolates and orange. Sounds totally delicious! - Mich@pieceofcake.sg

    1. Thank you, by some freaky coincidence I was having a look through your blog yesterday, via alpha bakes too!