Saturday, November 10, 2012

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

I made these for a cookie contest at work and tied for first place.  Everyone really like them and they are just different enough to be interesting.  I thought the batter was a little dry so I added a couple squeezes of juice from the orange.  I think next time I would add a little more orange zest (I just did 2 whole oranges worth, didn't measure out 2Tb).

Orange Creamsicle Cookies
Yield: 36 small cookies
Approx. 150 calories per cookie

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons orange zest (for me that was the zest of 2 oranges)
2 cups white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture until combined. Stir in orange zest and white chocolate chips.
Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Do not flatten cookies; it will make them dry. Bake 8 – 10 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Do not overcook! Cookies will be plump. Cool for several minutes on cookie sheets before transferring to rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container.


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