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Best Cookie Recipes: Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies

Best Cookie Recipes: Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies
Best Cookie Recipes: Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies
At first bite, I thought that this Dark Chocolate Orange Cookie recipe was pretty good when in fact they are sneaky good! I had eaten three before it even registered. Three. After it registered, I ate three more just because. I absolutely love the combination of chocolate and orange. Whenever I visit an Indiana chocolate shop I make it a point to get chocolate buttercreams with orange filling. If they are  out of that, then I go for lemon. I take my chocolate and orange combinations seriously. The craving must be satisfied!

Now, I’m a frequent baker. There is always a homemade snack in our home–two growing boys and a husband with a big sweet tooth means that I am baking at least twice a week. While I love experimenting and trying new recipes, baking is really fun to me, it does need to fit the family. Nothing too fancy here. I was concerned that these cookies would sound better than they tasted. I was wrong. Kid or adult, we all loved them! I can’t wait to share these with friends. I think they will blow everyone away.

I’m not normally a fan of dark chocolate and yet…I think this great cookie recipe has made me a convert! For a thicker cookie, chill your dough for about ten minutes. For a thinner cookie, use it right away. Thick, soft cookies are my favorite things. Pairing this Dark Chocolate Orange Cookie recipe with a cup of hot coffee was a great match though the kids would argue about that, citing a cup of milk as the all-time best dipper! I found them at Dulce Dough blog.

Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies

Best Cookie Recipes: Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 27 minutes

Yield: 2 1/2 Dozen Chocolate Orange Cookies

Best Cookie Recipes: Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies

From Dulce Dough Blog.


  • 2 Tablespoons Orange Zest
  • 1 1/3 Cup Sugar, Divided
  • 2/3 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1-2 Cups Dark Chocolate Chips


  1. Mix together 1 teaspoon Orange Zest with 1/3 Cup Sugar. Set aside.
  2. Mix remaining Orange Zest into 1 Cup Sugar.
  3. Add Butter to Sugar and cream.
  4. Add Egg and combine.
  5. Combine Flour, Cocoa, Salt, Baking Powder, and Baking Soda.
  6. Add Dry Ingredients Slowly to Creamed Ingredients.
  7. Using a 1 1/2 Tablespoon Cookie Scoop, drop ball into orange-sugar mixture.
  8. Place dough balls 2" apart on greased or parchment-lined baking sheets.
  9. Bake 350* for 10-12 minutes or until set.
  10. Cool slightly on cookie sheet and then remove to cooling rack.


I prefer to chill the dough for a thicker cookie. I also like one cup of chocolate chips instead of the two.

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Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little More than a website, Little Indiana is a PBS segment on the state-wide program "The Weekly Special," a bi-weekly column in a local newspaper, and a book. Look for "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" published by Indiana University Press in April 2016--just in time for Indiana's BIG 200th Birthday Celebration.


  1. Yay! Glad you loved them, too! :)

  2. I just made these cookies (a couple of hours ago) Wanted to let them cool completely before I ate one. OH MY GOSH…..They are wonderful! You first taste the chocolate…then all of a sudden…here comes hint of orange. Thank you for posting. This will be made, in my house, all year long.
    I always like to try a new cookie for Christmas….but I can’t wait all year to make them again!

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