Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins

A melt-in-your-mouth cookie from The Magnolia Bakery.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In another mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars together until smooth.
  3. Add in the egg and stir to mix.
  4. Add in the flour mixture and beat until blended.
  5. Add in the orange zest and vanilla chips; stir to combine.
  6. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  8. Cool on cookie sheets for 1 minute, then transfer to a wire rack to finishing cooling.


Most Helpful

I added 1/2 teaspoon of Fiori di Sicilia from King Arthur to boost the orange flavor. These are too sweet for me but will make a nice addition to my Christmas Cookie Gift Bags and Boxes -- next time I will try them with try them with Semi or Bittersweet Chocolate Chips. Using a 1-1/2 inch cookie scoop, I made 33 cookies. They don't spread much at all so for the 2nd and 3rd batches, I pressed the mounds down slightly and got flatter, perfectly round cookies.

aloha808 December 14, 2008

These are wonderful, scrumptious, delicious cookies! The only change I made was to use between 1/2 - 3/4 T of orange zest (since this was all I had on hand), but I liked this amount better as the flavor was subtle. The sweetness factor was perfect for us, so I wouldn't change anything else about the recipe. I made the cooked very small, so ended up with about 5 dozen cookies. Did I mention they were delicious??

Dreamgoddess December 13, 2011

These were good but really sweet. Next time I would cut the sugar maybe in half. I also didn't think they had much of an orange taste. I would add more orange zest next time like others did. The mixture is very dry but the cookies weren't dry. I made these into a bar cookie and we liked them.

bmcnichol November 21, 2010

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