Chocolate chip cookies are always a firm favourite and these would make an extra special treat as these cookies have an added citrus flavour of orange. They’re perfect for a party platter, or perhaps a Friday lunchbox or after teatime treat. Orange and chocolate go hand in hand, and you only need 10 mins preparation time to make these gooey treats, which means it’s also a great activity for the kids if they want to try a bit of baking.
- 220g softened butter
- 110g granulated sugar
- 90g light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- Zest and juice of 1 orange
- 350gms plain flour
- 1tsp baking powder
- ½tsp salt
- 100g white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Fan 160°C/Gas Mark 4.
Line 3 baking sheets with baking parchment or greaseproof paper.
Cream together the butter and sugars until smooth.
Add the egg, orange juice and zest and beat until combined.
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and add it to the mix.
Mix until it forms a stiff dough.
Mix through the chocolate chips.
Form into 18 balls and chill for 30 mins.
Place on the baking sheets and bake for 8 to 10 mins, or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.
If you want to make the cookies less gooey and more crunchy, leave them in the oven until golden brown on top.