Mandarin Orange Marmalade Cookies



  1. 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 3/4 cup salted butter, at room temperature
  4. 1 cup sugar
  5. 1 large egg
  6. 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  7. 1 (8 ounce) can mandarin oranges, chopped and drained
  8. 1 cup white chocolate chips
  9. powdered sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F & Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silpats.
  2. Whisk together flour and baking powder in a medium bowl; set aside.
  3. Place butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and blend with an electric mixer on medium speed until the mixture appears grainy but well-mixed.
  4. Add egg and orange marmalade, beating until smooth; reduce mixer speed to low and add flour mixture and mandarin oranges.
  5. Mix only until combined; do not overmix.
  6. Fold in white chocolate chips; chill mixture for 30 to 60 minutes to firm up.
  7. Drop tablespoons of dough onto prepared cookie sheets, placing cookies 1-1/2 inches apart.
  8. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, until bottoms just begin to brown.
  9. Let rest on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before using a spatula to move them to racks.
  10. Cool to room temperature and dust with powdered sugar, if desired.