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!
Very nice! Sometimes chocolate chip cookies are too sickly and sweet but the orange rind gave these a nice flavour. They were nice and crispy outside, but soft inside. Only problem was that I ate most of them myself!!
Exellent cookies! I must admit though, that I didn't roll them in the sugar mixture. My only problem is that I'm the only one in the family who liked them; they're all such picky eaters 'cos they didn't even try them, the combination of orange and chocolate didn't appeal to them. Can't understand why?
I tripled this recipe to make 150 cookies and my church gobbled them up. Thanks very much! I also substituted half white chocolate chips/semi-sweet chocolate chips, and the white chocolate stood out nicely against the dark chocolate. Loved them!
Absolutely wonderful! This is my favourite flavour combination and the cookies did not disappoint! What a pleasure to eat. They were gone in no time at all. Note to Mrs. R - I wish I had have read your review before I started baking because I noticed that we had no milk, only after the first batch had come out of the oven! grrrrrr
I only used 1/2 c. of margarine, and in the cookies I put pieces of sugared orangepeels. The cookies were very easy to shape. I also omitted the last part where you dip in sugar and orangepeel. They came out great and very orangy. One batch I overbaked, sothey came out crisp. Personally I liled them just at 12 minutes max for a softer, chewy cookie. Tastes great out of the freezer as well. It was a big hit with family and grandchildren.
If I could give more stars, I would have. I quadrupled the recipe for a big family Easter get-together, and everyone loved them!
Loved these oh so much! Next time im gonna make them the same but instead of adding morsels, i will put a hershey kiss on top of each one. the morsels are a little too chocolaty, but other than that, YUMMY! thanks for this recipe!