Friday, April 27, 2007

Orange White Chocolate Chip Beltane Cookies

Orange White Chocolate Chip Beltane Cookies
Original recipe yield:
3 dozen

1 1/4 cups butter, softened
1 1/3 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons orange zest
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt,. Toss in orange zest and stir to coat with the flour.
In a bowl of mixer, cream butter on medium speed, adding sugar gradually. Add vanilla and egg. Add flour mixture gradually, stopping frequently to push down from sides of bowl. When flour mixture is thoroughly combined, mix in chips.
Drop dough by scant spoonful onto baking sheet, spacing 1 inch apart, flattening slightly with back of spoon. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) 10 to 12 minutes or until beginning to brown. Allow to cool completely on cooling rack.
from the allrecipes website

These are so buttery and yet light. I could die. I recommend you make them... OR ELSE!
Only thing I'd change would be to ditch out on a little of the vanilla and switch it for orange extract....

4.5 out of 5