Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
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A light, orange flavored chocolate cookie made with freshly squeezed orange juice and orange zest. A great twist to a classic.
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Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Serves: 60
Ingredients
  • 12 tbsp. (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup firmly-packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. orange zest (from one orange)
  • 2 cups extra dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt and orange zest; set a side.
  4. In a large bowl, add butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and beat until creamy. Beat in one egg until combined. Beat in vanilla extract, and orange juice; until combined. Slowly add flour mixture until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Take about heaping teaspoon size of dough and place 2" apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake in oven for 8 - 10 minutes, just until lightly browned around the edges. Let cool on baking pan for 2 minutes and place on a rack to cool completely.
  6. Store in an airtight container for up to a week or freeze for up to 3 months.
Notes
If you don't have orange juice, you can sub 1 teaspoon of orange extract. You would still add the 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 72 Fat: 4.2 Carbohydrates: 9 Sugar: 5.5 Sodium: 25 Fiber: 1 Protein: 1 Cholesterol: 9
Recipe by Peanut Butter and Peppers at http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2015/08/31/orange-chocolate-chip-cookies/