As you all probably know by now…..I am an orange fan. I love orange flavor. In fact, I was trying to decide what I wanted to post tonight…my orange sour cream scones or these amazing cookies. The scones will come later. You have to know about these cookies. If you’ve never experienced the orange and chocolate combo, you are missing out. Orange and chocolate go so well together. This cookie may just be my new favorite cookie. I found the recipe on line several months ago, but I changed it up…the person who posted it, changed it up from another blogger. That’s the fun thing about recipes….you can change things to your liking.
This cookie has good chew, just enough crisp on the edges…..it’s thick, intensely orange and you get your chocolate fix. I think it may be a healthy cookie cuz of the vitamin C in citrus, right? Hmmm.
You gotta make these. I’m just so excited to share this….I want to go outside and shout out just how good these are! But my neighbors may think I have lost my mind. They already tease me about getting so excited over food stuff.
OH!!! Did I mention how good the dough is??? I’m not a cookie dough gal, but OMG!!
Just look at those bumpy little cracks of goodness!!! You see it, right? 🙂
Orange Chocolate Chip Cookie
3 1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 sticks of butter, softened
1 cup regular sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tblsp fresh orange zest
1 cup milk chocolate or semi sweet chocolate
Preheat oven to 350.
Line baking sheet with parchment. Set aside. In a bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, using the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and mix well. Add orange zest and mix until combined. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, mixing gently. Stir in the chocolate chips .
Drop scoops of dough (about 2 tblsp) on the baking sheet. Bake for 10-11 minutes. Center should look a wee bit moist.
Let the cookies completely cool on the sheet.