Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

Looking at the photo, you may assume that these are just a simple chocolate chip cookie recipe, but the zest and juice from an orange really gives them their sweet flavour. If the orange flavour is too subtle, you could add a tsp of orange extract.

Orange chocolate chip cookies

Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup margarine, cold & diced
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 package vanilla pudding mix, dry (I buy the 102gram package)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp orange zest (zest from 1 large orange)
  • 3tbsp orange juice, freshly squeezed (half a large orange)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.   Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. With an electric mixer, cream together the butter, both sugars, and the dry pudding mix.
  3. Add the eggs, vanilla, orange juice and zest; blend well, be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  4. Sift the flour and baking soda in a separate bowl, then add it to the wet mixture.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips evenly.
  6. Scoop the cookies onto the prepared baking sheets, using a cookie scoop or a tablespoon. I use this scoop (1 5/8″) and it yields 2 dozen cookies.
  7. Bake for 9-10 minutes. Don’t over bake, the cookies will firm up as they cool off. Let cookies sit on the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Or if you’re using a baking pan with no rim, slide the whole piece of parchment paper off onto the counter and leave them on the sheet to cool.
  8. Store in a airtight containing for up to one week. These freeze really well too!

Zest from 1 large orange, and juice from half of it.

Pre-scoop and chill the cookie dough balls in the fridge prior to baking. Butterfly plate optional ;)
Pre-scoop and chill the cookie dough balls in the fridge prior to baking. Butterfly plate optional 😉
Don't overbake these! They will not brown on top. If the bottom of the cookie is golden brown, they are done.

Don’t over bake these! They will not brown on top. If the bottom of the cookie is golden brown, they are done.

Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies, ready to fill the cookie jar!

Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies, ready to fill the cookie jar!

Enjoy!

Crystal

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