Prep 10 mins
Cook 11 mins
These cookies are super-packed with intense flavors.
- 1 cup sugar
- 2⁄3 cup butter or 2⁄3 cup margarine, softened
- 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
- 1 egg
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄3 cup baking cocoa
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
- Heat oven to 350º.
- 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.
- Stir in flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
- Stir in pecans and chocolate morsels.
- Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls.
- Mix 1/3 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon grated orange peel.
- Roll balls in sugar mixture.
- Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Flatten to about 1/2-inch thickness with bottom of glass.
- Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set.
- Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet.
- Cool on wire rack.
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.
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!
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!