I made these cookies a couple of years ago and Jeff has been asking me to make them again ever since. I finally got around to it this week. Not sure why I waited so long. When we were finishing them off last night, Jeff said they were his favorite cookie--which is kind of a big deal. We are serious about our cookies here. This is a perfect cookie for spring and summer since it's flavors are light and fresh and it is reminiscent of delicious dreamsicles. I'm not sure I would go as far as Jeff and say they are my favorite, but they are pretty dreamy. Make them. You won't be disappointed.
Orange Creamsicle Cookies
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons orange zest (for me that was the zest of 2 oranges)
2 cups 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 creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture until combined. Stir in orange zest and white chocolate chips.
Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Do not flatten cookies; it will make them dry. Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Do not overcook! Cookies will be plump. Cool for several minutes on cookie sheets before transferring to rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container.
Recipe Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything