I only made two small deviations from the recipe this month. I scooped the cookie dough onto the baking sheet using a 'smallish' ice cream scoop, leaving them in full mound form and letting them flatten themselves while cooking. Really the only reason I did this was after reading some of the Sweet and Simple gang had problems with how much the cookies spread. This seem to work pretty well, they still spread quite a bit though.
And the only other change was to drizzle melted white chocolate over the top of the cookies once they had cooled and the crowning glory - an orange jelly slice on top! In for a penny in for a pound!
White Chocolate and Orange Cookies
115g unsalted butter, softened
200g caster sugar
Grated zest of 1 orange (2 to 3 tsp)
1 tsp vanilla extract
200g plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp salt
225g white chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 190C/fan 170C.
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.
Use a small ice cream scoop to place mounds of dough on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper, or alternatively roll into balls and place onto the trays, then flatten with your fingers. Make sure they are well spaced! Bake for 8-10 mins. Cool for 5 mins and transfer to a cooling rack.
When cool, store in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days.
Makes 2 dozen
Sweet and Simple Bakes
Hubby really likes these and i have to admit if I was going to eat a chocolate and orange combo then it would be in this form!
Head over to the Sweet and Simple Bakes blog tomorrow to see every body's masterpieces!