Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

So I've been meaning to make these for a long time, ever since I saw them on The Girl Who Ate Everything.  I had a rough week and a dear friend of mine brought me dinner one night.  As a thank you, I decided it was time to make these cookies to share.  They get a thumbs up from her family and mine!  They are soft and chewy and have just the right amount of orange and vanilla flavor.  A perfect spring time treat for the first day of May!

from The Girl Who Ate Everything

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. orange zest (2 large oranges worked for me)
12 oz. bag 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 fluffy.  Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.  Gradually add flour mixture until thoroughly combined.  Stir in orange zest and white chocolate chips.  Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls (I used a medium cookie scoop) onto ungreased or parchment-lined cookie sheets.  Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown around edges - do not over bake!  Let cookies cool on sheets for several minutes before transferring to a wire rack.  I got 34 cookies out of one batch.

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