Friday, December 17, 2010

Orange Bursts

These are very yummy, very subtly citrus-y cookies. I think they are perfect holiday cookies. The slight orange flavor is enticing and fresh

Orange Bursts
Recipe from Guittard White Vanilla Chips
Makes: 4 dozen 3-inch cookies

2 ½ cups unsifted all-purpose flour
¾ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 cup butter, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
½ tsp vanilla*
1 Tbsp finely grated orange zest
1-2 cups Guittard Choc-Au-Lait Vanilla Milk Chips {I used about one cup and I thought the ratio was perfect}

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light. Beat in egg and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture until combined. Stir in orange zest and chips.
Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake about 10 minutes or until golden around edges. Cool for several minutes on sheets before transferring to rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Substitute: lemon zest for orange to make lemon bursts.

*Note: If you want more orange {or lemon, depending on which you are doing} flavor, you could substitute the vanilla extract for orange or lemon extract.

~from Guittard vanilla milk chips bag

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