White chocolate chip cookies recipe

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Love cookies? These orange and white chocolate cookies are a great Friday lunchbox or after teatime treat, taking only 25 minutes to make

Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Cost RangeCheap

Big round cookies and generous chunks of sweet white chocolate, with a citrusy, orange kick.

This white chocolate chip cookies recipe is one of our favourites. Of course you can take any chocolate cookies and simply use white chocolate for the chunks, but we think this one works especially well. The zest and juice of the orange balances the sweetness of the chocolate and makes them feel deliciously refined. This recipe makes 18 biscuits and it's cheap and easy to pull together. The finished cookies have a lovely crunchy edge but slightly soft middles for a classic cookie bite. If you only have one kind of sugar, it's fine to use white or brown, but the mixture give the biscuits a lovely golden hue, to contrast the white chocolate chunks.


  • 220g softened butter
  • 110g granulated sugar
  • 90g light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 350g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 100g white chocolate chips




  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Line 3 baking sheets with baking parchment or greaseproof paper.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugars until smooth. Add the egg, orange juice and zest and beat until combined.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and gently fold it to the mix, until it forms a stiff dough.
  4. Mix through the chocolate chips, then form into 18 balls and chill for 30 mins.
  5. Place on the baking sheets and bake for 8 to 10 mins, or until starting to turn golden at the edges.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.

Top tip for making white chocolate chip cookies:

If you want to make the cookies less gooey and more crunchy, leave them in the oven until golden brown on top.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies