Delicious and easy orange-flavored cookies filled with white chocolate chips! This one-bowl recipe comes together quickly and gets its flavor from fresh orange zest and pure orange extract. A bright twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie!
Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Some of the ingredients + possible substitutes:
Plant-based butter adds that flavor we all know and love! If you’re not dairy-free, feel free to use regular butter. This recipe also works with both stick and tub “butter”.
Raw sugar is unrefined cane sugar. You can use any mix of white sugar, light brown sugar, or even coconut sugar in place of the raw sugar. Whichever sugar you use will affect the color of your cookies.
Egg is a key ingredients to classic cookies, and I don’t recommend replacing this one with anything. Egg binds the ingredients together and helps create that classic cookie texture.
Orange extract helps these cookies taste orange! I highly recommend grabbing a bottle of it to keep on hand. Technically, you can use lots of extra orange zest in its place, but your cookies may not taste as orange.
Corn starch gives these cookies a bit of chewiness. If you’d like, you can leave it out and still have good cookies.
- 1/2 cup plant-based butter, softened
- 3/4 cup raw sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp orange extract
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Zest of 4 medium oranges
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp corn starch
- 1 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 cup dairy-free white chocolate chips + extra for topping dough balls
- Preheat your oven to 325°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, beat together the softened plant butter and sugar until slightly fluffy. Beat in the egg until totally combined. Add the extracts and orange zest and mix.
- Add the salt, baking soda, baking powder, and corn starch and beat just until combined.
- Add the flour and use a large spoon or spatula to gently mix. When your dough has nearly come together, stir in the white chocolate chips.
- Scoop dough balls, 8 at a time, on your prepared baking sheet. Top each dough ball with extra white chocolate chips, gently pressing them into the dough.
- Bake at 325°F for 7-8 minutes. You want to take these cookies out of the oven before they begin to brown at the edges - they'll be very light in color.
- Allow cookies to rest on the baking sheet for 3 minutes before moving to a cooling rack. Meanwhile, scoop and bake the next batch on your room temperature baking sheet. Continue until all cookies are baked.
- Once your cookies have totally cooled (and the white chocolate chips are set) you can store the leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.
- If you're having trouble finding dairy-free chocolate chips, be on the lookout for the Nestle Simply Delicious white morsels - they're DF!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 306mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 2gSugar: 22gProtein: 4g
calculated nutrition information may not always be accurate