These cookies were inspired by my sister. I’ve had them in mind for a long time. I know what you’re thinking. Chocolate and orange in a cookie? Maybe it sounds strange, but it’s a wonderful combination. One of my sister’s favorite treats (or maybe they’re not her favorite, but they remind me of her) are those chocolate oranges. You know, the ones you have to thunk on the table to separate the pieces? Anyway, that was the inspiration for these cookies.
I started with my go-to chewy chocolate cookie recipe and tweaked it a little. The orange flavor is not enough to overpower, but is definitely there. And the two different chocolate chips really give an extra gooey goodness. Gooey is always good when chocolate and cookies are involved.
Update 12/16: I decided to update the pictures of delicious Double Chocolate Orange Cookies and updated the recipe a bit as well. I have a new chocolate cookie recipe that I absolutely love. It’s chewy and full of flavor. These still have all the goodness of those wonderful chocolate oranges. I was actually looking for them in the seasonal aisle, but didn’t find any. Maybe I need to go to a different store to find them. Or just make more of these cookies. Or both, because more chocolate is a good thing both in a baked good and in the melt in your mouth kind.
- 2-1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/4 cups unsalted butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2-3 Tablespoons orange zest
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- Heat oven to 350
- Mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt with whisk.
- Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in zest and chocolate chips.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-9 minutes. Cool slightly then remove to a wire rack. Cool completely.