Chewy White Chocolate Chunk Orange Cookies

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Chewy White Chocolate Chunk Orange Cookies (5) These cookies make me think of my mom. Actually, these cookies make me think of both of my parents. Chewy White Chocolate Chunk Orange Cookies (6)

First let me tell you that my parents are almost the exact same age. My mom is only nine months older than my dad and he has teased her about that fact for as long as I can remember. There is a lot of teasing that goes on between them. When you have been married long enough to have 7 kids, a son-in-law, and a grandbaby on the way there are plenty of things to tease about. Chewy White Chocolate Chunk Orange Cookies

My parents have one of those romantic, only-happens-in-the-movies type of love stories about how they met and fell in love. I never get tired of hearing different parts of it.  Chewy White Chocolate Chunk Orange Cookies (8)

The reason these cookies remind me of my parents is because this is another object of lifelong teasing between them.  Chewy White Chocolate Chunk Orange Cookies (9) You see, my mom loves fruit and chocolate together. She says it reminds her of when she was little and she used to eat similar things at her grandmother’s house. On the other hand, my dad is a purist and he hates fruit and chocolate. He basically considers it blasphemous to put the two together and calls it an old-lady thing. Chewy White Chocolate Chunk Orange Cookies (4)

I am a lot like my dad and I agree with him on many things, but I have to say that I am with my mom on this one (sorry Dad). I think fruit and chocolate go perfectly together, especially white chocolate and orange.  Chewy White Chocolate Chunk Orange Cookies (2) What is your opinion?  

 

Chewy White Chocolate Chunk Orange Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 3 dozen

Chewy White Chocolate Chunk Orange Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened (not melted)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest
  • 3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups(350g) white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Cream butter and sugars together in bowl of stand mixer or with hand mixer.Scrape sides of bowl and add eggs; beat until fluffy.Add vanilla, soda, orange zest and salt. Add flour one cup at a time and beat after each addition. If you are using a hand mixer you may have to hand stir the last cup of flour into the dough. Stir in white chocolate and line a cookie sheet with parchment.
  2. Roll into golf-sized balls and place about 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes until edges start to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and cool for about 5 minutes before moving to cooling rack.

Notes

If you live in or near Chile you can use The Gringa’s Chancaca Version of Brown Sugar

http://gringalicious.com/chewy-white-chocolate-chunk-orange-cookies/
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