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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Orange and White Chocolate Cookies

Orange and White Chocolate Cookies

aka ‘Orange Creamsicle Cookies’. I was googling for some summery cookie recipes and orange creamsicle cookies showed up a few times so I investigated further, turns out orange creamicles are a type of ice block – you don’t get much more summery than cookies inspired by and ice blocks! After reading through a few recipes I came up the recipe I’m going to share with you today, they are seriously delish and the touch of orange is summer in a cookie. The other thing to mention about these cookies is that they are ‘drop cookies’, so no rolling and flattening required. Easy!

200grams butter, softened
½ cup sugar
½ firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
zest of one average sized Orange
1 ½ cups white chocolate bits

Pre-heat your oven to 180°C and line two baking trays with wax baking paper.
In the bowl of your electric mixer mix butter and two sugars until light and fluffy.
Place egg and vanilla into your butter mix and mix on a medium to high speed until combined.
Sift in flour, baking soda and salt. Mix on a low-medium speed until dry ingredients are just combined.
Add orange zest and white chocolate and stir through to ensure even distribution.
Drop rounded tablespoons of mixture onto your lined baking trays and place in your pre-heated oven.
Bake for 8-10 minutes until they are starting to become golden, remove from oven, leave cookies on the trays for a couple of minutes before placing them on cooling racks.
Store in an airtight container.

Orange and White Choc biscuits


  1. Hi, Sorry this is going to be a really dumb question, but how do you "Drop rounded tablespoons" of mixture on the baking sheet. I am avid follower of your recipes and I must do everything as described. I am so used to rolling and flattening with a fork. Many thanks Kylie

    1. Hi Kylie, just as the recipe says - use a tablespoon to scoop the mixture and just drop/place it on to the baking paper, it will spread itself and look like the cookies in the photo, no need for rolling and flattening :-) - Courtenay

  2. Funnily enough I was just thinking about orange cookies the other day. When I was a kid, back in the 60s, there used to be some ice cream parlours in Auckland called Adams Bruce. They used to make ice cream sundaes of course, but they also sold Queen Anne chocolates, and a variety of baked goods. They used to sell a kind of orange biscuit, almost shortbread-like, that I loved and I was just the other day wondering if I could find a recipe for them. I'm thinking these would be worth a try :-)

  3. Yum - these were great! I'll definitely be making them again.
    They remind me of something from the past that I just can't seem to put my finger on. Will have to keep making them to jog my memory ;)