Chocolate Orange Cookies Recipe
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Chocolate Orange Cookies Recipe

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My three sisters like the combination of chocolate and orange as much as I do, so we all really savor these beautiful cookies. The candied orange peel on top is a special twist. —Ruth Rumple, Rockford, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup finely grated orange peel
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 236 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 173mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Cream butter and 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes.
  2. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. cookie cutter or shape into 2-in. x 1-in. rectangles. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Combine orange peel and remaining sugar; spread thin layer over cookies.
  3. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Melt chocolate chips; decorate cookies. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Orange Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p29

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 265390
Reviewed May. 1, 2017

"The combination of orange and chocolate in the recipe is great. Made these one Christmas and they were loved by everyone."

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