Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies

Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies

Is it a cop-out to be doing a second recipe for orange chocolate cookies? I wouldn't say so, because although I posted about orange chocolate chip cookies already, these dark chocolate orange cookies are a game changer.

I'm sure you've noticed I've been all about the citrus lately, between my latest cookies and my dark chocolate orange brownies. I'll admit, this warmer weather certainly has me in a mood for recipes that have a little more pep in their step. So, I took my original recipe and I converted it to something a little heartier and chocolat-ier! (Is that a word? It is one now.)


– I freshly squeezed an orange for the juice, but you can use ready made orange juice and it works just as well.

– These aren't the prettiest cookies, but I promise... they taste great! ;)

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Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies
A dark chocolate chip cookie with a punch of citrus.
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tsp orange zest
  • 3 tbsp + 1/2 tsp orange juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Hershey's Special Dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Instructions
    1. Beat together butter and sugar until smooth.2. Add honey, orange juice and egg.3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, orange zest, ground ginger, baking soda and baking powder.4. Combine wet and dry ingredients until well mixed.5. Chill for 30 minutes before rolling into 1.5" balls.6. Preheat oven to 350ºF and bake 9 to 11 minutes.7. Allow to cool for 10 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to cooling rack.
    Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 16-20 cookies