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Orange, white chocolate chip and oat cookies

Updated: 3 days ago

Author: Hetal Vanmali, BSc Hons Cookies


These orange, white chocolate chip and oat cookies burst with citrus flavour, have a chewy texture from the oat and pleasant bite from the white chocolate chip. They are easy, quick to make, impressive, and delicious for the whole family to enjoy for a snack, dessert, road trip or just for the sake of pure and utter indulgence!


Prep time: 15 minutes

Bake time: 10 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes




Orange, white chocolate chip and oat cookies
Orange, white chocolate chip and oat cookies


Cookies are maybe one of the most beloved treats in the world. They come in countless varieties, each offering a different blend of flavors and textures that tantalize the taste buds. Creative bakers have been experimenting with all kinds of ingredients to elevate the classic cookie experience. Among these innovations are my orange, oatmeal and white chocolate chip cookies.


Ready in just 25 minutes, they are flavourful, chewy and drool worthy!




Orange, white chocolate chip and oat cookies
Orange, white chocolate chip and oat cookies

Your questions answered for these orange, white chocolate chip and oat cookies


What inspired the combination of orange, oat, and white chocolate chips in cookies?

The inspiration for this amazing combination comes from the desire to create a cookie thats different, great for the whole family and makes the eater say 'wow!'. The zestiness of orange complements the sweetness of white chocolate chips, while the addition of oats adds a satisfying chewiness and nutty undertones to the cookies, bingo!


Are there any variations/alternatives to the basic cookie recipe?

Absolutely! Baking is all about creativity, and you can customize the basic recipe to suit your taste preferences. Some variations include adding chopped nuts such as pecans or almonds for extra crunch, incorporating dried cranberries or raisins for a burst of sweetness, or even drizzling the cookies with a white chocolate glaze for an added touch of decadence.


Can I use other types of chocolate chips instead of white chocolate?

Of course! While white chocolate chips compliment the citrusy flavor of orange beautifully, you can experiment with other types of chocolate chips such as milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or even semi-sweet chocolate depending on your preference. Each variation will lend a unique character to the cookies, so feel free to get creative!


Can I substitute orange zest with orange extract?

While orange zest provides a more intense and natural citrus flavor, you can substitute it with orange extract if you don't have fresh oranges on hand. However, be mindful of the potency of the extract and adjust the quantity accordingly to avoid overpowering the other flavors in the cookies, I recommend 1 teaspoon.


Can I make these cookies gluten-free?

Yes, you can easily make gluten-free orange, oat, and white chocolate chip cookies by substituting all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Be sure to check that all other ingredients, such as oats and chocolate chips, are also gluten-free to ensure that the cookies are safe for those with gluten sensitivities or allergies.


How should I store these cookies to keep them fresh?

To keep your cookies fresh and delicious, store them in an airtight container at room temperature. If you live in a hot and humid climate, you may want to store them in the refrigerator to prevent them from becoming too soft or sticky. You can also can freeze the cookies for longer-term storage and simply thaw them at room temperature before serving.


Can I make the cookie dough ahead of time and freeze it for later use?

Yes, you can prepare the cookie dough ahead of time and freeze it for later use. Simply shape the dough into individual balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze the dough balls until firm, then transfer them to a resealable plastic bag or airtight container for storage. When ready to bake, simply place the frozen dough balls on a baking sheet and bake as directed, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.


Orange, white chocolate chip and oat cookies
Orange, white chocolate chip and oat cookie ingredients

Conclusion


Orange, oat, and white chocolate chip cookies represent a delightful marriage of flavors that is sure to delight your taste buds and impress your friends and family. With their irresistible combination of sweet, citrusy, and nutty flavours, these cookies are perfect for any occasion, whether you're hosting a cozy gathering with friends or simply indulging in a well-deserved treat after a long day. So roll up your sleeves, preheat your oven, and get ready to embark on a delicious baking adventure with these delightful cookies!


Orange and white chocolate chip cookie recipe


Prep time:

15 minutes

Bake time:

10 minutes

Total time:

25 minutes

Servings

16 cookies


Ingredients


  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 3/4 cup melted butter

  • 1 cup golden or light brown sugar (packed)

  • 1 egg and 1 egg yolk

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice

  • Zest of 1 orange (around 3 tablespoons)

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

  • 1 cup oats

Method


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. You can also use one sheet and make two batches.

  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt until the ingredients are mixed together well.

  3. In a separate bowl, using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, whisk the butter and sugars together using a paddle attachment on medium speed until the colour is light and texture is creamy (around 3 minutes). You can also use a hand mixer.

  4. Add the egg, egg yolk, vanilla, orange juice and orange zest. Continue to whisk until combined (low speed for around 1 minute).

  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and gently fold until well combined (do not over mix).

  6. Fold in the oats and white chocolate chips until well combined.

  7. Using an ice cream or cookie scoop, scoop the dough and place them on a cooking sheet (8 per cookie sheet)

  8. Bake for 8 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown, allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes then remove onto a cooking rack. Store in an air tight container.


Tip: Place some white chocolate chips over the hot cookie after it's out of the oven for an attractive cookie!


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