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Dark Chocolate Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy edges and a doughy center, this cookie is packed with some serious chocolate and flavored with orange zest, extract, and juice. This is the perfect cookie when you are craving some grown-up flavored serious chocolate in your life. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 173kcal


  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, slightly melted and cooled
  • 1 cup (200g) light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon orange extract, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice or juice of ½ an orange
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest or zest of 1 orange
  • 1 ½ cups (200g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoon (65g) natural cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large mixing bowl (or in the bowl of your stand mixer), cream together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Mix the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Add the two eggs and vanilla, orange extract, orange juice, and orange zest. Stir to combine, scraping the edges of the bowl as needed
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix (on low speed) until just combined. I like to add the dry ingredients in 2 parts. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop about 1.5 tbsps (#40 scoop) dough onto a lined half sheet pan. Leave about 2 inches of space between cookies.
  • Bake cookies at 375° for exactly 10 minutes. 
  • 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. 


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.7mg