Orange and White Chocolate Cookies

These cookies are a nice change from the standard lime, white chocolate and macadamia nut cookie. Once again, this cookie is not too sweet and the orange is a great combination with the white chocolate.


Orange and White Chocolate Cookies

6 tablespoons butter, very soft

¼ cup brown sugar

¼ cup fine white sugar

1 egg

1 ½ cups flour, sifted

¼ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

Zest from 2 clementine oranges, finely grated

Juice from 1 clementine orange

½ to ¾ cup white chocolate chips (or chopped white chocolate)


    • Beat the butter and sugar together.
    • Add the egg.
    • Sift the dry ingredients.
    • Grate the zest from 2 clementine oranges.
    • Juice 1 clementine orange.
    • Add the white chocolate.
    • Mix the orange juice, zest, white chocolate, flour mix, and wet ingredients together.
    • Do not over mix.
    • Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour.
    • Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.


      • Refrigerating the dough really helps the orange flavor spread through out the cookies.
      • Regular oranges could be used as well. If you use a regular orange, I would use the zest from 1 orange and the juice from ½ the orange.
      • If the dough is sticky after mixing, sift a little more flour and mix into the dough.
      • Similar to the Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies, the dough should be stiff when forming the cookies (but not at stiff as the chocolate chip cookies). As a result, the dough will not flatten during baking. Half-way through the baking process, remove the cookie sheets from the oven and use the back of 2 spoons to gently flatten the cookies. This will help them spread just a little bit, but also makes them chewy and moist.
      • Once again, I have guessed at the cooking temperature and time. I have been baking mine at 180 degrees Celsius for 5-7 minutes (in a small convection oven).
      • You could easily add macadamia nuts to the dough for added flavor.
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      11 Responses to “Orange and White Chocolate Cookies”

      1. Patricia Scarpin Says:

        I am printing this immediately – these cookies look beautiful and with orange and white chocolate I can’t resist!

      2. JEP Says:

        Amazing photos! I, too, will try these cookies!

      3. Mom Says:

        I made a double-batch of the cookies – they turned out very nice. I tried one batch at 355 degrees and another at 350 – just cooked a little longer at 350. These were a winner with Dad! I’m bringing ‘your contribution’ on Christmas Eve.

      4. Beth Says:

        Thanks for stopping by! I hope everyone enjoys the cookies and has a wonderful holiday!

      5. jasmine Says:

        hi! amazing cookie recipe! i’m apparently a bit late on this post, but when you say fine white sugar….do you mean granulated sugar or confectioner’s sugar?

      6. seebeautiful Says:

        Hi Jasmine!

        Granulated sugar. I have recently been using a finer grain of white sugar for baking and it’s great. Regular granulated sugar will work just fine as well!

      7. asia Says:

        hey, these look delicious and i was just wondering if they end up soft or crisp. thanks!

      8. seebeautiful Says:

        Hi asia – Thanks for saying hello! This cookie could go either way…soft or crisp. If you bake them for roughly 8-10 minutes, they should come out soft (kind of like a nice chocolate chip cookie!). You could also leave them in the oven a little longer for a more crisp cookie. Just keep an eye on them as they bake. 🙂 I hope that helps! Have a great holiday!!

      9. amit Says:

        thanks for your dish ihope everyone could enjoy this

      10. Julie Says:

        About how many cookies does this recipe make? Thanks

      11. seebeautiful Says:

        Hi Julie – My apologies, I don’t remember how many cookies this recipe makes. I don’t recall it being a large quantity and the end result will obviously vary based on the size of each cookie. I hope you try it out! Thanks!

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