Orange Creamsicle Cookies

(Yield: 2 dozen)

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour 

3/4 tsp baking soda 
1/2 tsp salt 
1 cup unsalted butter, slightly softened 
1/2 cup sugar 
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 
1 egg 
Zest of 2 oranges 
1 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with Silpats or parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine flour, soda, and salt. Stir together and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and beat until combined. Add flour mixture and beat on low speed until well incorporated. Add orange zest and beat to distribute. Stir in chips.

Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to drop in rounded spoonfuls on cookie sheets, leaving plenty of room between cookies to allow for some spreading. Bake for about 10 minutes until light golden brown. Cool about 1 minute on cookie sheets and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.