The Great Cookie Experiment – Orange Dreams
I have seen several versions of this cookie floating around the internet, and I have been excited to try this one. This is an orange cookie with vanilla chips and the idea reminds me of a dreamsicle- orange on the outside, creamy vanilla on the inside. Mm. Dreamsicles. I think this is why these cookies are named Orange Dreams. I’m pretty sure.
The cookies were a little dry- they stayed roundish instead of flattening out the way I like them to. They tasted very good, and most everybody liked them. I wanted MORE orange, however. There’s only a bit of grated orange rind in the dough, so there was the occasional hint of orange, but for me there wasn’t enough. Maybe a splash of orange juice and bit more orange peel would add more flavor, and solve my dry cookie problem in the meantime. I would say, however, that this is a cookie that would be pretty reliable- it tastes good, and is unique enough that people will be impressed with it.
1 cup butter, softened
½ cup sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 Tbl grated orange peel
2 ¼ cups flour
¾ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 ½ cups vanilla or white chips
Cream butter and sugars. Beat in egg and orange peel. Combine the dry ingredients, and gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in vanilla chips. Drop by rounded Tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Makes about 4 ½ dozen.