Chocolate Orange Cookies

Chocolate Orange Cookies

It's been a while since I have shared a sweet baked treat with my readers, but thanks to Holler, who tempted me with these chocolate orange cookies, the dry spell has been broken. Much like a biscuit with big chunks of dark chocolate and a gorgeous fresh orange flavor, these cookies will stay moist for a few days stored in an airtight container provided they are not devoured shortly after coming out of the oven.

Chocolate Orange Cookies

Chocolate Orange CookiesChocolate Orange Cookies
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From Tinned Tomatoes
Published on April 13, 2009

Light airy orange cookies with dark chocolate chunks

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Ingredients:
  • 3 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 1/2 oz (100 g) cream cheese, softened
  • grated zest from 1 orange
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 1/2 oz (150 g) dark baking chocolate, cut into chunks
Instructions:
  • Preheat an oven to 350° and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.

  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Now add the orange juice, orange zest and vanilla, and stir to combine. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until incorporated.

  • Add half of the flour mixture to the bowl and stir. Add the chocolate chunks, stir, and add the rest of the flour to the bowl. Stir until everything is well combined, but take care not to overmix.

  • Place heaping teaspoons of dough onto the sheets, flatten a bit, and bake in two separate batches for 12 to 15 minutes or until the cookies begin to turn golden. Leave on the sheet for a minute and then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Makes 2 dozen cookies

More cookie recipes from Lisa's Kitchen:
Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

15 comments:

Ricki said...

I noticed those on Holler's blog and also was taken by the biscuit-like texture. They look so delicious! Orange and chocolate are the perfect pair. . . congrats on breaking the dry spell ;)

Suparna said...

Hi Lisa,
Perfect looking cookies, orange and chocolate is a unique combination as each of the two has it's own strong individual flavour and taste...good one!
TC

Holler said...

Your cookies turned out beautifully Lisa! I am so glad you liked them :)

Ann said...

looks wonderful combo...havent tried yet..

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm biscuity cookies - sounds delicious!

Priya said...

Prefect cookies with choco, looks scrumptious:)

Juliana said...

Yummie, they look so delicious...I love when citrus fruit is added to chocolate. Love it!

Soma said...

I saw these at Holler's Blog! Just awesome, my favorite flavor with chocolate is orange. Love it.

Johanna said...

these look like just the sort of thing that I need at the moment

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Madhumathi said...

The scones look perfect.I like the additon of chocolate chunks in it.
I also like your beetroot rasam.Its new to me.

Darius T. Williams said...

Chocolate AND orange?!?! YES!

A_and_N said...

Not fair! We just finished deciding what to try from your blog for T&T and now you post THESE! :)

The Food Hunter said...

These look really good. I love the combo of chocolate and orange.

Aparna said...

Lisa, I made these slightly different cookies and they were really good. They're on my blog at http://mydiversekitchen.blogspot.com/2009/04/its-time-for-some-shortbread-cookies.html