White Chocolate Chip Cookies with Orange Rind

    50 minutes

    These are my new personal favourites! The white chocolate and orange flavours work so well together.

    2 people made this

    Serves: 36 

    • 225g butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
    • 1/2 cup (110g) packed brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tablespoon (6 g) finely grated orange rind
    • 2 cups (300g) plain flour
    • 3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon (3 g) salt
    • 350g white chocolate chips
    • 1 cup (115g) chopped walnuts

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:23min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.
    2. Cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and orange rind. Stir the flour, bicarb and salt together. Mix into the creamed mixture. Stir in the white chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. Drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto ungreased baking trays.
    3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow to cool on the baking trays for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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    I also left out the nuts cause I don't like them and these are wonderful. I do have a little hint...if you like your cookies soft and fluffy, I use 1/2 baking powder and 1/2 baking soda. They do not fall flat and they stay moist and chewy. They are great this way. I will always make my cookies with 1/2 soda and 1/2 powder. Try it!!!  -  05 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I love this recipe! I've actually made it twice now. Both times I had a little trouble with the consistency. I ended up adding only 2 cups of flour, and even still, it was pretty dry. So, I added the juice from the orange that I had zested which I would HIGHLY recommend, because it makes the orange flavor just a little stronger, and the dough a better consistency. I also used dark chocolate chips instead of white, and I'm a huge pecan fan, so I substituted the walnuts for pecans. Defiantly a new fave. Oh ya, under bake them just a little so that they come out chewy  -  07 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    WOW, are these good!! I absolutely love them! So good! I had a little trouble getting the orange zest, but all I had were satsumas, and I take it they're not the best to zest, lol. So I stopped after I had 1 teaspoon (that alone took over 10 minutes!) and just put 3/4 teaspoon of organic orange extract in the dough along with the zest. My bag of white chocolate chips was 12 oz. which was a little over 2 cups, but I threw them all in anyways- I loooove white chocolate. After the first batch was in the oven I remembered that some reviewers had said these cookies don't spread out at all, so I lightly flattened the rest with a fork and liked how those turned out better. These have a perfect texture- I baked for 9 minutes. I like that they don't have tons of sugar like some other recipes (although the white chocolate kind of makes up for that!). I used 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour and omitted the salt because I used salted butter. White chocolate and orange are so scrumptious together. These are sooo good and I think I might make them again for Christmas!  -  17 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)