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Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hi Everyone,

Yup, today I am sharing with you another cookie recipe.  I told you, it is my every Sunday thing to do.  Sometimes I make a recipe I already posted and sometimes I like to change it up.  As you can tell, lately I changed it up.  Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite all time cookie recipe; chocolate chip.  However, I changed it up and made it orange flavor.  Talk about OMG!  I love orange dark chocolate so I thought, why not in a cookie?  I am so glad I ventured out and tried this combination.  It is simply amazing!

The cookies turned out soft, lightly crispy around the edges and the chocolate just melts in your mouth. When I was making this recipe, I was going to use orange extract, but I was out. I have every flavor in the world, but orange. So I added freshly squeezed orange juice and orange zest. It added the perfect orange flavor without being to over baring.

I also lightened up the recipe a bit by cutting back on the butter and sugar. I try to go as light as I can without ruining the cookie. This recipe makes 60 perfect little 2″ cookies. Perfect for lunches, snacks and sharing.

Not only do I make these cookies for my Husbands lunch, but they are a Monday must for work. When ever our boss comes in on Monday, I get “you didn’t bake anything?” If there are no baked goods on a Monday, it makes for a long day. Oddly enough, as weird as it sounds, it really does make for a good Monday, no matter what drama is going on. So yes, Monday cookies are the thing to do! It’s job security! lol


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.
Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Serves: 60
  • 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
  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.
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

Sorry for all of the cookie recipes.  I have really gotten into baking and I am really enjoy it!

Have a great Monday!



P.S.  I was told these cookies taste like orange flavored Milano Cookies!  🙂

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