What’s a white chocolate-orange dream cookie? These treats taste almost like orange creamsicles — or maybe an Orange Julius-style cookie. The blend of the vanilla flavor with the grated orange rind combine to make an amazing treat — and a nice variation on the popular white-chocolate macadamia nut cookie.
Prefer your chocolate a more traditional brown? Simply swap out the white chocolate chips in this recipe for milk chocolate or semi-sweet chips, or try the second recipe below from 1994 for Chocolate-orange dreams.
White chocolate-orange dream cookies recipe
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
2 to 3 teaspoons grated orange peel
2 cups (12-ounce package) Nestle Toll House Premier White Morsels
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in a large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg and orange peel. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in white chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes about 3-1/4 dozen cookies [~39 cookies]
Chocolate-orange dream cookies recipe (1994)
Ingredients for cookies
1-1/4 cups firmly-packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup butter flavor shortening
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon finely-grated orange peel
1-3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Ingredients for glaze
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
2-1/2 teaspoons fresh orange juice
1-1/2 teaspoons orange flavor liqueur (or more orange juice)
Heat oven to 375F. Place sheets of foil on countertop for cooling cookies.
Directions for cookies
Combine brown sugar, shortening, orange juice, vanilla and orange peel in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until well-blended. Beat egg into the creamed mixture.
Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Mix into creamed mixture until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded tablespoons about 3 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake one baking sheet at a time at 375F for 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies, or 11 to 13 minutes for crisp cookies. Do not over-bake.
Variation: Place brown and orange candy-covered chocolate pieces (like m&ms) on the top of the cookies before baking.
Directions for glaze
Combine confectioners’ sugar, orange juice and liqueur. Stir until well-blended. Brush on cookies immediately after removing them from the oven. Remove cookies to foil to cool completely.