Chocolate-Orange-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 11 mins

These cookies are super-packed with intense flavors.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350º.
  2. Beat 1 cup sugar, butter, 1 tablespoon grated orange peel and the egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon.
  3. Stir in flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Stir in pecans and chocolate morsels.
  5. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls.
  6. Mix 1/3 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon grated orange peel.
  7. Roll balls in sugar mixture.
  8. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Flatten to about 1/2-inch thickness with bottom of glass.
  10. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set.
  11. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet.
  12. Cool on wire rack.
Most Helpful

These are pleasntly different, with a nice, subtle orange flavor. Plus, they bake so well--chewy with a crusty outside. For fat I used 7 tbs. of butter and 3 tbs. of olive oil to cut down on saturated fat with no difference in the flavor whatsoever. These cookies didn't last 2 days.

jessi-ryan March 22, 2002

These cookies were delicious. I have long been trying to find the "perfect" chocolate chip cookie recipe, and I think I have found it! I made a slight change to the recipe in that I substituted orange blossom water for the orange rind (I didn't have any), and walnuts for the pecans (ditto). The recipe was very easy to follow and prep time was minimal. I think it would be a great recipe for even a novice baker. If you are in search of a great cookie, give this recipe a try!

Nicole Isabella July 25, 2002

WOW!!! These are amazing! I actually didn't put nuts in them (didn't have any and just plain wanted to try them with the contrasting chocolate and orange flavors without interruption). I used fresh orange rind right off an orange and chopped just before putting them in. I also used a little more orange than what the recipe called for, and also a little more chocolate chips. It made them very soft inside with a nice crunchy outside (thanks to the sugar coating). They turned out great! Wonderful idea to coat them with sugar and orange rind. I'm still so amazed with them. I just made them tonight and can't get over how great they are! Thanks for the recipe!

maryo March 14, 2003