Orange Vanilla Chip Cookies

READY IN: 32mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

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

Top Review by aloha808

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.

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.

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