Sunday, December 1, 2013

Double Orange Dark Chocolate Cookies

Double Orange Dark Chocolate Cookies on plate, with milk and napkin in background

This classic flavor combo is great for Christmas—or anytime

Back when having fresh fruit during winter was a luxury, good children often found an orange in their Christmas stockings. And if they were very good, a bar of chocolate.

So if you’re looking for a cookie that evokes holiday traditions, what could be more appropriate than one that highlights these two retro-favorite flavors? Like this Double Orange Dark Chocolate Cookie.

Fortunately, these days oranges and chocolate are both abundant all the time. Which is a good thing, because the flavor of this cookie is so rich and intense, you’ll want to make it year round.

It’s a great treat when you’ve been good. And maybe even better when you’ve been bad.


Double Orange Dark Chocolate Cookie, overhead view on white

Recipe: Double Orange Dark Chocolate Cookies

We call these cookies “double” orange because, in addition to mixing grated orange peel into the batter, you also brush the cookies with an orange sugar glaze.

Mrs. Kitchen Riffs (the baker in our household) adapted this recipe from one she found on the Wilton website.

Prep time for these cookies is 15 to 20 minutes. Baking time is 9-10 minutes (though you may need to bake multiple rounds of cookies, so allow for that).

This recipe yields about 3 to 4 dozen cookies (depending on how large you make them). Leftovers keep well for a week or so if stored in an airtight container.

Ingredients

For the cookies:
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon double-acting baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar (see Notes)
  • 1 egg (consider using pasteurized; see Notes)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoons freshly grated orange peel
For the glaze:
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons granulated white sugar
Procedure
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper (see Notes).
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa). Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer), cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Add the grated orange peel and beat until well blended. Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Use a tablespoon to scoop out dollops of cookie dough. Roll the scoops of dough into round balls and place them on the baking sheets, leaving an inch between cookies. Flatten the cookies slightly with the back of a spoon. Bake 9 to 10 minutes, or until the tops of the cookies are just beginning to set. Do not overbake.
  5. While the cookies are baking, make the glaze: Squeeze the orange juice into a small bowl and add the sugar. Stir well to mix.
  6. When the cookies are done, remove them from the oven. Using a wide spatula, slide the cookies from the baking sheets onto a wire rack.
  7. While the cookies are still warm, brush them with the orange glaze. Allow the cookies to dry completely before serving or storing.
Double Orange Deep Chocolate Cookies with orange peel, on black acrylic

Notes
  • We prefer unbleached flour, and are partial to the King Arthur brand. But any decent all-purpose white flour should work fine in this recipe.
  • Almost every baking powder you’ll find on your grocery shelf is “double-acting.” It’s called double-acting because you get a first reaction (the bubbles that help cause cookie dough to rise) when you mix the powder with wet ingredients, then a second reaction when the cookies hit the heat of the oven.
  • Baking powder does become weaker over time (and most baking powder tins have an expiration date). So replace your baking powder when necessary. We usually replace ours once a year, when daylight saving time ends (so we remember to do it).
  • It’s a good idea to shake baking powder before using it to make sure all its components are well mixed. Baking powder consists of baking soda, plus an acidic ingredient (which reacts with the baking soda to produce leavening) and a neutral substance (usually corn starch) to provide bulk.
  • If you don't have Kosher salt on hand, you can use plain table salt. Usually I reduce the amount of regular salt by about half since table salt is finer and more “condensed” than Kosher. So you could use a couple of pinches; or just go ahead and use 1/8 teaspoon—the difference isn’t critical in this recipe.
  • You can substitute light brown sugar in this recipe, but I think dark brown yields the best flavor.
  • Eggs carry a slight (but real) risk of salmonella. So I suggest using pasteurized eggs for cookies. Although it’s unlikely that the eggs you buy will be infected, why take the risk? Especially since most of us can’t make cookies without tasting the raw dough. 
  • You can usually identify pasteurized eggs because they have a red “P” stamped on them.
  • You should use high quality (pure) vanilla extract in this recipe. Its flavor is so much better than the imitation kind.
  • Pure vanilla extract is made by soaking vanilla beans in a mixture of water and alcohol for several months. BTW, the FDA requires that pure vanilla extract contain at least 35% alcohol. If the label doesn’t say “pure,” that means it’s made from synthetic vanilla. The artificial kind is usually derived from the sapwood of several species of conifers—or from coal extracts! How appetizing (not).
  • The flavor of some imitation vanillas can be nasty. You don’t have to spend a fortune on pure vanilla extract, but getting decent quality does mean spending a bit more for something that’s not loaded with sugar or imitation flavoring. Do yourself a favor and get the real stuff.
  • The easiest way to grate orange peel is with a Microplane grater.
  • The original recipe says you can substitute finely chopped candied orange peel for freshly grated. I haven’t tried that variation, but you might find it tasty.
  • The original recipe didn’t include orange glaze. The cookies are good without it, but the glaze does add nice flavor. It also makes for a more attractive and festive-looking cookie.
  • We’ve used all sorts of baking sheets for making cookies over the years, including expensive insulated sheets. Nowadays, we just use 11 x 17-inch half-sheet (jelly roll) pans with 1-inch sides. (They’re called half-sheet pans because they’re half the size of the full sheets that large commercial ovens can accommodate). Half-sheet pans provide ample surface space and the sides keep the cookies from slipping off. We can’t say we’ve noticed much difference in quality. Although some of the fancier sheets theoretically make for better results, none of them are likely to perform as advertised in the typical home oven, where baking conditions are sub-optimum at best. (The temperature of our home oven tends to be off by 25 degrees or more, for instance.) So we just go with what’s easiest to use—and quickest to clean up. 
  • These cookies bake quickly, so watch closely. It’s easy to burn or overbake them.
Double Orange Dark Chocolate Cookies on plate, with milk and napkin in background

Naughty and Nice

“These are great,” I said, chomping on a Double Orange Dark Chocolate Cookie.

“They did turn out OK,” said Mrs Kitchen Riffs, taking a cookie from the plate.

“Your cookies always turn out great,” I said, reaching for another one myself.

“Are you trying to butter me up?” asked Mrs K R.

“Well, maybe,” I admitted, casually taking another cookie. “But it’s true nonetheless.”

“Naughty, naughty,” she said with a smile, picking up a cookie.

“Aww, come on!” I said, grabbing the next-to-last cookie. “You know I’m nice.”

“Well, usually,” she admitted. “But me? Today I’m feeling naughty.”

And she reached for the last cookie.

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128 comments:

  1. That's delicious with a big D...and would love one right now. It's cold, and I am sipping tea...I had no clue baking powder became weaker with time. That's a great tip!

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    1. Hi Minnie, aren't these nice cookies? Great combo of flavors! Thanks for the comment.

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  2. These look amazing - chocolate cookies, plus that amazing orange smell? Yes, please!

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    1. Hi Pamela, doesn't orange have the most wonderful fragrance? I love it! Thanks for the comment.

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  3. No wonder I never liked artificial vanilla! These cookies look wonderful. They remind of a Terry's chocolate orange. That has to be one of my children's favorite stocking stuffers.

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    1. Hi Karen, artificial vanilla really is nasty stuff. And you're right that these are a bit like Terry's chocolate orange. Thanks for the comment.

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  4. I think orange and chocolate are a combination made in heaven. These look so good, love the idea of that orange glaze!

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    1. Hi Chris, that orange glaze is wonderful! Actually, the whole cookie is. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  5. John, I'm looking forward to trying out this recipe! Could you possibly suggest what would the impact be if I use no salt at all? In my geographic zone, Kosher salt is not easily available, and the everyday salt is very 'salty'. So, I'm afraid it could create more damage than good if I use it.

    Thank you very much!!
    All the best.

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    1. Hi La Torontoise, I think you could omit the salt in this recipe. It might taste a tad flat - but there are so many other flavors going on you probably wouldn't notice. Thanks for the comment.

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  6. Oh John these sound delicious. I love the combination of chocolate and oranges - it's the perfect marriage of flavors. I'll have to save this recipe to try. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi VIcki, this one is a winner - you'll like. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  7. I would love these cookies, John because I love chocolate and orange - such a great flavour combination. And I love how these have not only orange rind but also an orange sugar glaze - sounds fabulous. And your image with the black background and the curly orange rind is stunning (as usual!) And if only stocking fillers were as simple today! xx

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    1. Hi Charlie, this is a really good cookie - I'll bet Alfie would love it! Thanks for your kind words, and for taking time to comment.

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  8. The orange glaze on these sounds great! More cookies should have glaze!

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    1. Hi Laura, I agree more cookies should have glaze! It really adds a lot to this cookie, too. Thanks for the comment.

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  9. I love that you reminded us about how children would get an orange in their Christmas stocking… in this retail-crazy modern world people couldn't grasp that, I don't think… love your cookies… orange and chocolate = perfect match. Great story, great photos.

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    1. Hi Lizzy, it's been quite some time since children got oranges in their stockings, hasn't it? Thanks for your kind words, and comment.

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  10. such a lovely burst of flavors in these gorgeous,decadent cookies....we are quite sure they are going to be baked every time we are craving for some dark chocolate and orange together...scrumptious cookies,thanks for sharing :-)

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    1. Hi Kkumar, these are indeed decadent! And delish. ;-) Thanks for the co;mment.

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  11. I love the combination of orange and chocolate John...probably first experienced in that candy thing that breaks apart like orange segments...my girls always got one from the Easter Bunny!

    I be they are better with the glaze. I bet I wish you loved near me too...I want one. :)

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    1. Hi Barb, I haven't had one of those candy things in ages, but always loved them. Too bad you don't live close enough so we could share these with you! Thanks for the comment.

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  12. Hi John , boy do those cookies look tasty and delicious, it seems I can taste them now ... I am drooling :D . My girls asked could they make them , I said of course you can , my boys got a gleam in their eyes , they are the tasters . Thanks so much for sharing :)..
    P.S. Good advice about the Kosher salt , it's the only kind I use .

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    1. Hi Nee, both your girls and boys are going to have a great time with these cookies! ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  13. I have one more piece of Thanksgiving pie to finish up and then it's holiday cookie time!! :-) I do enjoy chocolate and orange together, so I know I'd really enjoy these cookies!

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    1. Hi Amy, we're down to our last couple of pieces of pie. And having been making holiday cookies for a week or so. ;- Thanks for the comment.

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  14. I associate oranges with Christmas because in Mexico we always received them in our Christmas goodie bags. These cookies sound fantastic. Thanks for sharing John!

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    1. Hi Nancy, I think oranges and Christmas go together in a lot of countries. These cookies are really worth making - so nice. Thanks for the comment.

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  15. Love it, your conversation between Mrs. Riffs and you is cute! Your cookies look so moist, like a brownie in a cookie body. Adding orange to chocolate always rocks! Gorgeous, Take care, Terra

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    1. Hi Terra, those conversations are always fun! Thanks for the comment.

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  16. Ya know, the holidays just wouldn't be the holidays without a decadent chocolate cookie. And one brushed with orange sounds absolutely divine. Even after all the calories I consumed at Thanksgiving, I would still make room for a few of these. ;)

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    1. Hi Carolyn, it's not fair that we have Thanksgiving, then immediately are in cookie season! But we'll just grin and bear it, won't we? ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  17. This will be the next recipe I try. These cookies look amazing!

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    1. Hi Beth, you won't be sorry! This is really good stuff. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  18. Reading the name of these cookies reminded me of a chocolate bar I used to eat as a child that was infused with orange jest! It was a taste sensation that hasn't quite been duplicated for me - at least - not until now - the double dose of orange paired with chocolate in these cookies sound fabulous!

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    1. Hi Shashi, this cookie really has such a lovely flavor. It's become one of our faves. Mrs K R is probably going to bake a batch to take to a party next weekend. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  19. You can't go wrong with citrus and chocolate. In fact, now I want to dip my slice of orange into some melted chocolate...so much for a healthy evening snack! These look delicious John. Thank you for sharing! Here's to a wonderful first week of December!

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    1. Hi Monet, doesn't dark chocolate have some health benefits? So dipping your orange into some would be a good idea! ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  20. These look absolutely amazing John! I love orange and dark chocolate together. And these cookies look so chewy and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Anne, orange and chocolate make such a nice combo, don't they? These are totally delish! Thanks for the comment.

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  21. Bravo Mrs. Kitchen Riffs!! These look absolutely divine!

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    1. Hi Kristi, Mrs K R does good stuff, doesn't she? ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  22. We got tangerines in our stockings along with chocolate coins. I always ate the tangerine first and I would save the chocolate until my sister and brother were done theirs - then I'd eat mine.

    These chocolate cookies look very special. I want one right now.

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    1. Hi Maureen, I suppose you ate your chocolate in front of your sister and brother - who do doubt were whimpering because theirs was all gone? ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  23. Divine! Those cookies are really irresistible looking/sounding.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    1. Hi Rosa, they really are a terrific cookie! Truly worth having. Thanks for the comment.

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  24. For me chocolate and orange is the ultimate combination for a cake or cookie. You got me there with the word 'double'! The cookies look perfect...delicious post.

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    1. Hi easyfoodsmith, isn't that a great combo? And the double orange is really nice! Thanks for the comment.

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  25. Your conversation, how sweet.
    Now, these cookies are really fresh sounding and looks darn good. The glaze on top of the cookie once it's out of the oven is a very nice touch. I can't wait to try this out in particular. Just wondering if these are a bit on the softer side or crustier on the top..
    Happy Monday!

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    1. Hi Asha, these are reasonably soft on top, The glaze adds a bit of crust, but the cookie itself isn't all that hard. Thanks for the comment.

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  26. We have the same tradition in Europe on the 6th of December when Nickolaus comes to visit the good kids. He places oranges (or mandarins) and chocolate into the socks or distribute the goodies to the poor. Your choco orange cookie is the right gift for the season. Glad I found your recipe in time. =D

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    1. Hi Helene, this is indeed a just-in-time recipe! And a cookie worth making - trust me on this. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  27. These are beautiful cookies, I don't think they would last around my household very long at all!!

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    1. Hi Dan, the first trick to getting these cookies to last is not to eat all the batter! ;-) They really are good - I think you'd like. Thanks for the comment.

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  28. Oh Man!!!! Here I haven't even had breakfast yet and you're killing me! Would it be wrong for me to have a few of these for breakfast. :) Great cookies!!!! I promised Bobby I would make cookies during the holidays and these look like a great place to start! Thanks!!

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    1. Hi MJ, I think having these for breakfast would be a splendid idea! And this one is really worth making - a terrific cookie. Thanks for the comment.

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  29. Son geniales realmente irresistible me encantan las harè para Navidad,abrazos.

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    1. Hi Rosita, aren't these nice? Perfect for Christmas! Thanks for the comment.

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  30. John, thanks for posting these! They are seriously the sum up of my current favorite combination, chocolate and orange. I'd love to skip dinner and just go ahead and have some of these!

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    1. Hi Gintare, when we make cookies, skipping dinner is often a necessity! Hard not to eat too many! Thanks for the comment.

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  31. hi john,
    thanks for your thanksgiving greeting. i've been busy with my fundraisers (for the typhoon haiyan victims in my home country) that i totally forgot that i wrote a wordless blog on thanksgiving haha. but i'm grateful that friends like you still dropped by.
    chocolate with orange rind and glaze? i love anything with chocolates much more with orange and not the mention the rind that brightens up the decadence of a chocolate. yes this speaks volume about the holidays!
    thanks for sharing a classic recipe. it's going to be cold the next few days. coffee or tea with these cookies will definitely hit the spot.

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    1. Hi Malou, hope your fundraisers are going well! And it is going to get cold - possibility of snow at the end of the week. Perfect cookie weather! Thanks for the comment.

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  32. cookies looks gorgeous...I can't wait to try this out....love that 3rd click (reflection shot) .

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    1. Hi Gayathri, they're great cookies - you'll enjoy. Thanks for the kind words, and comment.

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  33. I've always loved orange and chocolate together!

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    1. Hi Ashley, great combo, I agree! Thanks for the comment.

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  34. Wow! Love orange and chocolate together and these cookies look fantastic. Perfect for the holidays! I've been thinking about making cookies this season and I might just have to try these. Thanks for a great post, John!!

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    1. Hi Bill, isn't that such a nice combo? I love it! These cookies are definitely worth making. Just IMHO, of course. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  35. We're all about the chocolate cookies in this household! I haven't paired chocolate with orange in cookies yet...and you've inspired me to go that route! Your cookies look divine.

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    1. Hi Liz, the cookies are great! And chocolate & orange is such a great combo, you can't go wrong. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  36. Orange and Chocolate? That is so classic flavor of Christmas. Great post!

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    1. Hi Holly, isn't that nice? Two wonderful flavors! Thanks for the comment.

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  37. You've just reached manservant's heart. He loves orange and chocolate! Zoe just gave him one of those chocolate oranges from Trader Joe's. He hides it in the deep dark recesses of the pantry. Will definitely have to make these for him!

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    1. Hi Abbe, happy to hear you'll be making these for your manservant! Good help is hard to find, so it's always good to be nice to them. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  38. Reading this post, just reminded me the first time that I had chocolate with orange flavor...and to think that at the time I thought that it was a weird combination...but must tell you that did not find it weird after my very first bite. These cookies not only look fabulous, sounds detectable...beautiful color as well.
    Thanks for the recipe John and have a wonderful week :D

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    1. Hi Juliana, you've reminded me that the first time I heard of chocolate and orange together (back when I was very young!) I thought it sounded strange too. But it's such a great combo, isn't it? Thanks for the comment, and I hope you have a wonderful week too!

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  39. My favorite combination. Orange and chocolate. Never had it in a cookie before. Delicious!

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    1. Hi Asmita, definitely worth trying this combo in a cookie - it's wonderful! Thanks for the comment.

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  40. I would have the whole family gobbling these up

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    1. Hi Candy, these are really easy to gobble up! Really good. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  41. So, I never knew about the orange tradition in the stocking until I watched that show The Middle. Reading your opening paragraph had me smiling. It's good to have traditions and even better to make new ones like these delicious cookies! I love orange cookies and can imagine these with the chocolate taste just like a Jaffa orange I grew up with. Thanks Mrs KR!

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    1. Hi Nazneen, these cookies definitely are becoming a tradition around our house! In fact Mrs K R is baking another batch this weekend. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  42. They look spectacular John! So rich and decadent.

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    1. Hi Amanda, these are really wonderful! Great flavor. Thanks for the comment.

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  43. Nice flavor combo! I'll sending you my address for a care package of these lol ;)

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    1. Hi Alyssa, ;-) These would make a perfect care package! Thanks for the comment.

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  44. I love cookies that have cocoa (and orange and that glaze......). Great recipe!

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    1. Hi Debra, all kind of good stuff combined in one cookie! Thanks for the comment.

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  45. I saw your opening picture, John, and thought these cookies would be really good. I like a nice, thick chocolate-y cookie. When you mentioned the orange glaze, I fell in love. A citrus glaze makes everything taste good, often starting with my index finger if I'm doing the glazing. Great photo, too, of the 2 cookies and the orange peel. This was a great post, John. It would be better if you mailed your faithful subscribers a dozen or so. Just a thought .... :)

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    1. Hi John, it'd be fun to mail everyone cookies, wouldn't it? ;-) But I don't want to deprive you of the thrill of ;making these for yourself! They're really good - and think of all the orange glaze you'll be able to "sample" as you're making the cookies. :D Thanks for the comment.

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  46. These cookies look yummy! The combination of orange and chocolate is a good thing!

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    1. Hi Dawn, yummy is definitely the word for these! Delish, too. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  47. Classic combination, these sound great.

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    1. Hi Caroline, sometimes it's hard to beat the classics, isn't it? Thanks for the comment.

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  48. This is absolutely a must try recipe, specially this coming Christmas! Orange and chocolate sounds interesting. ;)

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    1. Hi Pingskie, it's a great combo - one I love! Thanks for the comment.

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  49. What "naughty" cookies Mrs. K.R. has whipped up, John. I have recently become more liberal about sharing chocolate with different flavors. Orange and Chocolate just happen to be my new very best favorite!

    Thank you so much for sharing and please thank Mrs. K.R. too. Happy National Cookie Day to you both:)

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    1. Hi Louise, happy National Cookie Day to you! Probably the most important food holiday on the calender. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  50. These cookies are to die for. I don't bake with chocolate as much as I would like to because the hubby is not too fond of chocolate. However, this my friend is getting on the list to bake soon.

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    1. Hi Lail, if hubby doesn't like chocolate, all the more for you! And the very few friends you'll decide to share these with. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  51. Orange and chocolate are a perfect flavor combination. There is no telling how many of these cookies I could eat.

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    1. Hi Karen, yeah, my quantity for these is pretty much infinite, alas. Well, not truly infinite, but more than I can count on my fingers and toes! Thanks for the comment.

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  52. I truly believe orange and chocolate is a great match! We don't have this combination enough - it's as good as chocolate and nuts! I do wonder why this combo is not everywhere yet. So glad to see your cookies. We should make these for Santa with kids!

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    1. Hi Nami, Santa would love these cookies! I agree orange and chocolate isn't used together enough - it's a fantastic combo! Thanks for the comment.

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  53. as kids, my mom ALWAYS put an orange in our stockings; it's why orange is such a sentimental flavor this time of year. and i love the combination of orange and chocolate: also a sentimental favorite of mine. great post.

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    1. Hi Shannon, oranges have always meant Christmas to me, too. And chocolate! Thanks for the comment.

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  54. This cookies look delicious. You pictures are wonderful!

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    1. Hi Mom's Dish, they are delish! ;-) Thanks for the kind words, and comment.

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  55. Hi John, very addictive cookies, this kind hard to stop munching. Orange and chocolate are great pairing. Thanks for the great recipe.

    Best regards.

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    1. Hi Amelia, chocolate and orange work so well together, don't they? I love the combo! Thanks for the comment.

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  56. Looks amazing.. more like a brownie. YUMMY!

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    1. Hi Honey, these are pretty rich, but much more cookie than brownie. Although the flavor is deep enough to be brownie-like! Thanks for the comment.

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  57. Yes, it's a good thing oranges are always in season--AND chocolate, too! I love the photos, especially the one juxtaposed against a white background. Where did you take that shot? Thanks for sharing--hoping your holidays are filled with sweets!

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    1. Hi Ala, oranges and chocolate make such a good combo, don't they? The shot with the cookie on white has a piece of foam core as background, and the cookie is suspended several inches above the surface by a short piece of pvc pipe. Hope your holiday is terrific too, and thanks for the comment.

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  58. This is mine John.

    I find no better chocolate flavour pairing than orange. Yep, and I've devoured enough Terry Chocolate Orange segments to prove it!

    I love this cookies!!!! When I'm good. I'm always good. So no need to think of the alternative!

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    1. Hi Kitchen Butterfly, I'd never think the alternative of you being good! These really are a terrific cookie - you'd enjoy them. Thanks for the comment.

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  59. I've never met a chocolate cookie I didn't like -- yum!

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    1. Hi Chocolate Shavings, I'm not sure if it's possible that there a chocolate cookie in existence that I won't like! Such great flavor. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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    1. Hi Dina, they're really a terrific cookie! We just made another batch this past weekend. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  61. Love the combination of orange and chocolate! They look fantastic !!

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  62. Hi VIcky and Ruth, isn't it a nice combo? I love it! These cookies are truly worth making. Thanks for the comment.

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  63. I am a big fan of cookies... Addition of orange extract.. looks delicious

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    1. Hi Sowmya who can resist cookies? Certainly not me! The orange extract really does add a lot to this recipe. Thanks for the comment.

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  64. Those look really good, look to be like fudge! I printed your recipe, thank you. I love chocolate, especially if it has a hint of another flavor!

    check out my chocolate chip cake I posted this week, Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cake

    I am glad I found your site, lots of good recipes.

    Greetings from South Carolina! :-)
    Michael

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    1. Hi Michael, who doesn't love chocolate? ;-) Welcome, and thanks for the comment.

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    2. Hi John,
      Believe it or not but I have a daughter end law that does not like chocolate, I can't hardly believe it myself.

      I am glad you visited my site today as well, thanks for the comment.

      Michael

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    3. Hi Michael, happy to visit you! Actually when I was very young I didn't much like chocolate. But it grows on you. ;-) Now I can't get enough of the stuff!

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