Best Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies: An easy to follow recipe for orange chocolate chip cookies. Made in one bowl with melted butter. You'll love these soft and easy to make chocolate chip cookies filled with fresh orange.
2cupschocolate chipsyour pick on the variety, I used ⅓ each dark, semisweet, and milk
Place butter into your favorite glass mixing bowl and melt for 30-45 seconds in the microwave. You want the butter to be mostly melted with just a few lumps remaining.
Next, you'll add the brown sugar and granulated sugar. Mix by hand until well combined. Next, add in room temperature eggs, vanilla and orange extract and mix until well combined.
Add the two eggs, vanilla and orange extract. Mix well to combine.
In a medium glass mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and orange zest. Mix gently to combine.
Add the dry ingredients to the butter and eggs. Mix until well combined. Gently fold in your chocolate chips.
Use your cookie scoop to make balls of cookie dough. Arrange the dough on a quarter sheet pan and transfer to the freezer for at least one hour. After an hour, move on to baking your cookies or transfer the cookie dough to a freezer bag for future baking.
Preheat oven to 375°. Arrange the balls of frozen cookie dough at least 2 inches apart on a parchment or silicone baking mat lined half sheet pan. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are just golden brown and the middles look just a little underdone.
Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to sit on the baking pans for 5-7 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. The cookies can be stored in an airtight container for 2-3 days.