|White Chocolate LingonberryOrange cookies ready for gifting|
|The red & white colors look like Christmas, and the orange scent is mouth-watering|
One note: in the recipe below, I've given the weight for many of the ingredients in grams. You'll get the best (read: consistent) results if you actually weigh the ingredients, as 4 different people scooping up e.g. a cup of flour will find that a cup weighs in a range from 115 g - 140 g depending on how they scoop it. You can also see that while the volume of both white and brown sugars is 1/2 cup, the weights are quite different. But it's not essential if you aren't too particular - the taste will still be good; but the cookies may be more or less crispy/chewy than mine.
White Chocolate Lingonberry Orange Cookies
Preheat oven to 375°F / 190°C
In medium bowl, combine
1 1/3 cup / 2.75 dl / 160 g all-purpose flour (add an extra 1/4 cup if you like a thicker, crunchier cookie)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
In a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat until well combined:
1 stick/ 4 oz / 8 tablespoons / 115g soft butter
1/2 cup / 1 dl/ 115 g white sugar
1/2 cup / 1 dl / 100 g brown sugar (not packed)
zest of one organic orange (zested over the bowl to catch all the orange oils)
Beat well until the mixture is thoroughly combined so that the sugar and butter are completely incorporated (I suggest scraping down the sides of the bowl a couple of times during this step). Then add:
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Beat again to combine. With a spatula, fold the flour mixture into the sugar-butter mixture and stir until the mixture is smooth. Stir in:
1 cup chopped white chocolate or white chocolate chips/ 6oz / 150g
1/2 cup dried lingonberries (or dried cranberries, preferably unsweetened)
Drop teaspoonfuls of the cookie dough onto parchment lined baking sheets, spaced 1.5"/3 cm apart to allow the cookies to spread. Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are a dark golden brown and the centers still look soft. Remove from oven. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely,
If you don't plan to enjoy these all at once, they store best frozen in an airtight container or thick plastic freezer bag.
Makes 60 - 70 small cookies.