Chocolate-Orange-Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 21 mins
  • Yield: 30cookies
  • About This Recipe

    “These cookies are super-packed with intense flavors.”

    Ingredients

  • 1cupsugar
  • 2/3 cup butter or 2/3 cupmargarine, softened
  • 1tablespoongrated orange rind
  • 1egg
  • 1 1/2 cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cupbaking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/4 teaspoonbaking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1cupchopped pecans
  • 1 (6ounce) packages semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1/3 cupsugar
  • 1teaspoongrated orange rind
  • Directions

  • Heat oven to 350ยบ.
  • Beat 1 cup sugar, butter, 1 tablespoon grated orange peel and the egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon.
  • Stir in flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Stir in pecans and chocolate morsels.
  • Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls.
  • Mix 1/3 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon grated orange peel.
  • Roll balls in sugar mixture.
  • Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Flatten to about 1/2-inch thickness with bottom of glass.
  • Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set.
  • Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet.
  • Cool on wire rack.
  • Reviews

  • “These are pleasntly different, with a nice, subtle orange flavor.Plus, they bake so well–chewy with a crusty outside.For fat I used 7 tbs. of butter and 3 tbs. of olive oil to cut down on saturated fat with no difference in the flavor whatsoever.These cookies didn’t last 2 days.”

  • “These cookies were delicious.I have long been trying to find the “perfect” chocolate chip cookie recipe, and I think I have found it!I made a slight change to the recipe in that I substituted orange blossom water for the orange rind (I didn’t have any), and walnuts for the pecans (ditto).The recipe was very easy to follow and prep time was minimal.I think it would be a great recipe for even a novice baker.If you are in search of a great cookie, give this recipe a try!”

  • “Very nice!Sometimes chocolate chip cookies are too sickly and sweet but the orange rind gave these a nice flavour.They were nice and crispy outside, but soft inside.Only problem was that I ate most of them myself!!”

  • “WOW!!! These are amazing! I actually didn’t put nuts in them (didn’t have any and just plain wanted to try them with the contrasting chocolate and orange flavors without interruption). I used fresh orange rind right off an orange and chopped just before putting them in. I also used a little more orange than what the recipe called for, and also a little more chocolate chips. It made them very soft inside with a nice crunchy outside (thanks to the sugar coating). They turned out great! Wonderful idea to coat them with sugar and orange rind. I’m still so amazed with them. I just made them tonight and can’t get over how great they are! Thanks for the recipe!”

  • “Exellent cookies! I must admit though, that I didn’t roll them in the sugar mixture. My only problem is that I’m the only one in the family who liked them; they’re all such picky eaters ‘cos they didn’t even try them, the combination of orange and chocolate didn’t appeal to them. Can’t understand why?”

  • “I tripled this recipe to make 150 cookies and my church gobbled them up.Thanks very much!I also substituted half white chocolate chips/semi-sweet chocolate chips, and the white chocolate stood out nicely against the dark chocolate.Loved them!”

  • “I only used 1/2 c. of margarine, and in the cookies I put pieces of sugared orangepeels. The cookies were very easy to shape. I also omitted the last part where you dip in sugar and orangepeel. They came out great and very orangy. One batch I overbaked, sothey came out crisp. Personally I liled them just at 12 minutes max for a softer, chewy cookie. Tastes great out of the freezer as well. It was a big hit with family and grandchildren.”

  • “If I could give more stars, I would have.I quadrupled the recipe for a big family Easter get-together, and everyone loved them!”

  • “Absolutely wonderful! This is my favourite flavour combination and the cookies did not disappoint! What a pleasure to eat. They were gone in no time at all. Note to Mrs. R – I wish I had have read your review before I started baking because I noticed that we had no milk, only after the first batch had come out of the oven! grrrrrr “

  • “Loved these oh so much! Next time im gonna make them the same but instead of adding morsels, i will put a hershey kiss on top of each one. the morsels are a little too chocolaty, but other than that, YUMMY! thanks for this recipe!”

  • “Super. Made these with butter-flavor Crisco and I’m very pleased! I did add about a TBLS. of orange juice and used chocolate chunks instead of morsels. Next time I’ll double the recipe and add the pecans – the ‘crunch’ from the nuts will make them even better, no doubt!”

  • “VERY good!! I left out the pecans since I didn’t have any. These are chewy and gooey when warm! WARNING: DO NOT MAKE THESE UNLESS YOU HAVE MILK ON HAND!!”

  • “Delicious! I made these for a vegan friend, so I used Earth Balance margarine and subbed Ener-G egg replacer for the egg, and they came out wonderful! I thought the flavor might be too unusual for my kids, but they loved them! Great texture, with the sugar making the outside slightly crunchy, while the inside is soft and a bit chewy. Thanks!”

  • “Delicious flavors, and a new favorite.I added a bit of orange extract since my dried orange zest didn’t seem very potent. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!”

  • “These have been added to my list of Christmas cookies! They are perfect, the orange flavour really comes out and the sugar coating makes a nice crisp exterior.”

  • “I absolutely love these cookies! I didn’t have enough butter on hand, so I used one stick and added 2 Tbs of canola oil. I also omitted the chocolate chips because a) I don’t like chocolate chips in my cookies and b) I didn’t have any. I’ll be adding the chocolate chips next time because I think they probably balance out the orange taste a little more. These are definitely my new favorite holiday cookie! Yum!”

  • “There are my new favorite cookie! Amazing & so easy to make. I had some vanilla sugar on hand & used that for rolling. I also took other reviewers’ advice and added a little OJ. Didn’t have any pecans. I used dark chocolate baking cocoa, so my cookies turned out nearly black! Dark chocolatey, intriguing, orange aroma, sparkley sugar… I took them to a concert tailgate party and we ate them all. I’m adding them to this year’s holiday cookie plate.”

  • “Love to find these again.I originally found them in a Betty Crocker Cookie book or something like that.I omitted the pecans and found that 8 minutes was too much and they aren’t nearly as good when they are over-baked, even a little.So keep an sharp eye on them as they bake!”

  • “These we’re delicious and easy!I added about 1/2 teaspoon of orange extract, which really enhanced the orange flavor.”

  • “These are delicious and quick, and don’t require a blender (it always drives me crazy to leave a cookie’s worth of dough in the beaters) I actually made about 1/3 of the batch without the sugar coating, and liked that a lot more – I find the sugar overpowers the intense chocolate flavor of these cookies, but I generally prefer less sweetness in my desserts. Oh, and my constantly dieting, “chocolate-is-evil” husband ate 4 of these in one night! Thanks, Mirj!p.s. I buy my chips in bulk, so I figured 6 oz is about 3/4 cup”

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