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These Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies bring that holiday flavour. There is something about the chocolate and orange combo that is hard to beat. If you’re looking for a twist on a regular chocolate chip cookie, make these!

Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the time of year when I start thinking about Christmas Cookies. It might just sound a bit bonkers, as it isn’t even Halloween yet, but I do start thinking about Christmas baking and all that it entails early onFor the record, I love Christmas!!!  I am not one of those people who starts to decorate in November, puts a blow up Santa on the roof or has my shopping done midway through August.  But I am a kid at heart when it comes to Christmas. 

What goes well with Christmas?  Cookies, of course.  Great treats like my Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies and these!.

Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

On of my absolute favourite chocolates of all time, is Terry’s Chocolate Orange.  You know those chocolate balls of orange segments.  I could easily eat a whole one.  Easy.  They are divine!  Like many Christmas chocolates, they are available all year round now.  However, I associate them with Christmas and nothing else.  Like Bailey’s Irish Cream.  I love that stuff.  But keep it only for December then another bottle doesn’t visit my house until the following December.  I am strange like thatSo the chocolates, like the Bailey’s, only make an appearance at Christmastime. 

Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

About The Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

Which finally brings me to these very simple cookies.  Or biscuits, as many of you may call them.  These are just a basic chocolate chip cookie with the addition of orange zest, juice, and essence.  Boy, does it every change the flavour. 

I am a long time fan of the basic chocolate chip cookie.  Who isn’t?  I have been making the same recipe since I was 12.  More than 3 decades, ah old.  It is a recipe that never disappoints and now my daughter has taken it on as her go to baking recipe.  They are great.

These cookies bring that holiday flavour with the orange.  There is something about the chocolate and orange combo that is hard to beat. Well, for me anyway.  If you do happen to feel like diving into a whole Terry’s Chocolate Orange, why not give these easy cookies a try.  Leave the chocolate ball to Christmas.

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Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies bring that holiday flavour. There is something about the chocolate and orange combo that is hard to beat. If you're looking for a twist on a regular chocolate chip cookie, make these!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: chocolate chips, cookies
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Julia Pinney


  • 1 Cup butter
  • 3/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 Cups plain flour
  • 2 Cups chocolate chips
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon orange essence
  • Zest of one orange
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, orange zest and salt. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat the butter on high speed for a minute or so. Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg, orange essence and orange juice. Beat until mixture is combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Stir in flour mixture until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 7 or 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and while still warm, slightly flatten each cookie gently with the back of a spatula. This is something I only started doing a few years back, and the result is a much more dense and chewy cookie.
  • Let cool a few minutes before transferring the cookies to a wire rack. Once cooled completely can be stored in an airtight container for about 4 days.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 88mg4%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 141IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on October 21st, 2016
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