Sweet and Simple White Chocolate and Orange Cookies

by Joanne on October 31, 2009

Another month has past and we are baking up some delicious cookies with the Sweet and Simple Gang!   Make sure to check out the site for the original recipe and to see what everyone else did with these delicious cookies.


The recipe for White Chocolate and Orange Cookies is one you will want to copy.  These cookies are delicate, sweet, with a gentle brush of orange on the tongue.


White Chocolate & Orange Cookies:  Makes 2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar + 2 TBS
  • 1 egg
  • Grated zest of 1 orange (2 to 3 tsp)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/2 a bag of ( 6 oz ) white chocolate chips 


Preheat the oven to 375 F.

Beat the butter and sugar. Add the egg, orange zest and vanilla extract.Sift together the dry ingredients.

Stir the dry ingredients and chocolate chips into the butter mixture and combine.

Roll into balls. Use your fingers to flatten onto a non-stick baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool for five minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.


I lost my printed recipe where I made note of any adjustments.  I made them about 2 weeks ago so the exact changes have completely left my brain, but I don’t think I changed too much of anything.

I DO remember that these cookies did not last long. Yum!

Thanks to Rosie and Maria for a super cookie experience 

By the way…how was your Halloween?  Rock, Jackie and Ted as Blueman Group.



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  • At 2009.11.01 01:36, Lynn said:

    nice pics.. your cookies looked yummy!!! the cookies were gone right after i cooled them.. both of us simply couldnt resist them.. lol…

    • At 2009.11.01 11:44, Rosie of BooksAndBakes said:

      I love that bow, especially the third photo. Very pretty!
      Mine did manage to last to the second day…that’s pretty good, right?
      Rosie of BooksAndBakes

      • At 2009.11.01 14:35, Miranda said:

        Your cookies are great! But I REALLY love your Halloween costumes. Well done!

        • At 2009.11.01 18:39, Joanne said:

          Lynn & Rosie: Those cookies first attracted your eye, grabbed your nose and then made for your mouth. They won hands down. There was no fitting them.

          Miranda: Thanks. Re- the Halloween costumes… I was simply the “Audience Member”. But Rock, Jackie and Ted suffered the “blueness” and the ear ache from the tight swim caps. It was fun.

          • At 2009.11.01 21:34, Miranda said:

            Very lovely. I love canning my own ingredients!! This is amazing.
            GREAT JOB!!!!

            • At 2009.11.02 06:41, Maria said:

              Your cookies turned out great, so glad they were a hit!

              Thanks for taking part and hope you will join us in our next bake.


              • At 2009.11.02 11:33, Kelly-Jane said:

                Great cookies, well done 🙂

                • At 2009.11.02 12:22, usha said:

                  perfect cookies & look delicious.

                  • At 2009.11.02 14:12, sugarplumfairy said:

                    lovely cookies,pretty ribbon & yummy yummy yum…..

                    • At 2009.11.02 14:45, Choclette said:

                      I love your picture and the colour. How did you get the cookies to look so golden?

                      • At 2009.11.02 15:22, Joanne said:

                        Choclette: They are just a little lighter than in the photo. But did turn out a good color. Makes them more mouth watering looking ;0

                        • At 2009.11.02 19:56, Dips said:

                          Great job on the cookies !!

                          • At 2009.11.02 21:13, Julie said:

                            Your cookies look delicious! Love the addition of the ribbon!

                            • At 2009.11.05 15:33, Min said:

                              I like your 3rd picture too! Amazing how we all make the same recipe, but with such different results…

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