Orange and Chocolate are the PERFECT combination. This easy recipe creates Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies that are soft, simple, and scrumptious.
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When I lived in Ireland, I LOVED how prevalent the combination of orange and chocolate was. I ate orange chocolate muffins, truffles, bread, and more. I drank orange hot chocolate. It was heaven on earth. Orange has always been one of my favorite flavors. Combined with the RIGHT amount of chocolate… it’s soooo goooooodddd.
These Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies have the perfect amount of orange and chocolate. They are one of my absolute favorite cookies. I could eat these and my Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies all day every day.
Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies
This recipe is incredibly simple. It’s very similar to my other Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes. You can check them out here –
I usually only use brown sugar in my chocolate chip cookie recipes. It creates a softer, fluffier, chewier texture. For this recipe, I decided to do equal parts brown sugar and granulated sugar.
The cookies were still moist, soft, and delicious. They had a slightly crispier exterior than my other, brown sugar only, cookies.
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2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 large eggs
1 tsp orange extract
1 Tbsp fresh orange zest
How to Make Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Mix until creamy.
- Add eggs, vanilla extract, and orange extract. Beat well.
- Mix in the flour and baking soda.
- Add the chocolate chips and orange zest. Stir well.
- Drop balls of the dough on a cookie sheet. Pat them down a bit for a better cookie shape (if that matters to you).
- Bake for 9-12 minutes.
Cookie Baking Essentials
Mixing Bowls – These Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls with Airtight Lids by REGILLER are AWESOME. They include different sizes and different color lids, which make them perfect for storing food as well as mixing batter. I love multi-purpose items. Each bowl also has measurement lines inside. AND the bowls have non-slip silicone bottoms, so your bowl won’t fly away while mixing…. It happens…
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More Cookie Baking Essentials
Parchment Paper – Parchment paper makes baking so much easier, especially cookie cutting. I LOVE Reynolds Kitchens Pop-Up Parchment Paper Sheets. They are pre-cut, which is perfect if you’re a messy baker like me. I don’t have to wrestle to rip the correct size of parchment paper from the roll with my batter, egg, or dye covered hands. These sheets allow me to just grab one that is already the PERFECT size. You can also save over $2 by buying them on Amazon!
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Oven mitts – Oven Mitts are a baking must. These Fred and Friends Oven Mitts are super cute, fun, and functional. Kids will LOVE the bear paw design. They also protect the hands AND wrists. I prefer mitts with heat resistant silicone (like these). It makes handling hot items SO much easier.
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