Sunday, November 1, 2009

SSB - (Eggless) White Chocolate & Orange Cookies

I just realised that it is almost 2 months since my last post on cookies. Well, I have been refilling the cookie jar, but it has been the same old recipe that hardly justify the need for a post entry.

Glad to see this recipe shared by Sweet and Simple Bakes... orange and white chocolate do look like an exciting pair that I had to check it out!

White Chocolate & Orange Cookies
Recipe is from here
Makes 2 dozen
115g unsalted butter, softened
200g caster sugar - I used 75g brown sugar + 75g white castor sugar
1 egg - I replace with 40g milk + 20g of Cointreau
Grated zest of 1 orange (2 to 3 tsp)
1 tsp vanilla extract - I replace with Orange emulco (a concentrate)
200g plain flour -
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
¼ baking powder
¼ tsp salt
225g white chocolate chips (milk or dark chocolate)
  1. Preheat the oven to 190C.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar. Add the egg (or milk+cointreau), orange zest and vanilla extract (or orange emulco).
  3. Sift together the dry ingredients. Stir the dry ingredients and chocolate chips into the butter mixture and combine.
  4. Roll into balls. Use your fingers to flatten onto a non-stick baking sheet 5cm/2in apart.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool for five minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.
    When cool, store in an airtight container for up to four to five days.

My Notes:

  • sugar: I used a combination of brown and white; brown sugar has better aroma, and also makes the cookie chewy soft. Since the white chocolate is also sweet, next round I will try to reduce sugar to 100~120g.

  • Egg: I omited the egg; replaced with 40g of full cream milk. Also added 20g of cointreau for the orangey flavour. But on the hind sight, it could be too much liquid. Next time I will try to reduce milk to 20g.

  • Emulco: I added orange emulco as I find that the natural fruit is usually muted after baking, hence the need to add the artificial to accentuate the flavour. It works!

  • Flour: Perhaps due to the egg replacement, I get pretty wet dough which spread too much in the oven. When that happens, the cookie become crisp rather than chewy. I work in another 40g of flour to address this.

  • I saved some extra chocolate chip... half way thru the bake I sprinkle some on the cookies to make it even more scrumptious.

I get 2 tubs of cookies with this recipe. Sheen loves it and asks that I save a jar for him.

I gave the other jar to my retired boss who stay in my neighbourhood. He loves all things sweet; he couldn't thank me enough for the cookies!

I just glad I have fed another happy soul :-)

Thanks Maria for hosting this SSB - pls keep the great recipe coming!

Rosie, hope to see you bounce back to action soon! Do rest well for now!


Anncoo said...

Mmmm...I can smell the aroma of the cookies already. Can't wait to have these for my breakfast.

mui mui said...

i love cookies too, and my girls love cookies made by yiyi! any chance of trying out the delicious and yummy cookies after their exams?

Art of Eating said...

very pretty looking lei your cookies ...

Maria♥ said...

Your cookies turned out wonderful!

I will pass on your message to Rosie, thanks.

Thanks for taking part and hope you will join us in our next bake.


lilmizlynn said...

Your cookies turned out great. Yummy!!

p.s: Thanks for the notes. Great tips!

Anonymous said...

Perferct cookies... love how your white chocolate chips are clearly visible on the cookies

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Ur eggless cookies look just as yummy as the rest.
& oh so love the chocolate

AppleC said...

I like your eggless version of this recipe. The idea of adding liquor is wonderful! Makes it a good Christmas recipe.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Love the way your cookies turned out - they look great!

Cookie said...

I always having this dream to bake for all my bloggers friend. Hope I have this honour soon!

Sure, will bake some next week. Cookies keeps better than cakes so I have 1 less headache!

... and taste great too!

I am looking forward to the next SSB!

You are most welcome; hope the tips are helpful!

Haha. when you have fussy eaters are home, you got to work on the appearance!

The best part of making eggless dough is that I have no fear when the little one put the dough into his mouth!

And they taste just as great!

The orange liquor smells wonderful when bake. I was thinking of adding some dried cranberries to make them more Christmas-y!

Gretchen Noellem,
Thanks... pls help yourself to them!

lakegirl said...

Your cookies look beautiful! Love the way the chips look in the photos!

Bimmer said...

it's interesting that you omitted the egg, but well done! :)

Buttaz said...

Love the addition of Cointreau and the chips on top are genius.

Min said...

I would never think of substituting milk + cointreau for an egg?? Are you allergic to eggs?

Your cookies look they had lots of orange flavor!

The Bad Girl's Kitchen

Cookie said...

Your cookies look beautiful! Love the way the chips look in the photos!

Nov 3, 2009 10:17:00 AM

Some of my friends and family members do not take eggs, so I try to bake something that they can enjoy too.

I find alcohol always make the bakes wonderfully aromatic!

You bet, 100% orangey!

I am not allergic to eggs, but the omission benefits some vegetarian friends and mom.

Also, you helps to reduce the reliance on the poor egg-hen.