Chocolate Orange Rounds

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 5 min./batch


about 9 dozen

Updated: Aug. 09, 2023
I send these chocolate orange cookies to family and friends in other areas of the country. The two-tone treats deliver a citrusy taste of the Sunshine State. —Geordyth Sullivan, Cutler Bay, Florida
Chocolate Orange Rounds Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and extract. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Divide dough in half. Add orange zest to 1 half; add melted chocolate to the other half.
  2. Shape each portion into two 7x1-in. rolls. Wrap each and refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°. Cut each roll down the center lengthwise. Reassemble rolls, alternating chocolate and orange halves. If necessary, wrap and chill until firm enough to slice.
  4. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 5-6 minutes or until set. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Chocolate Orange Rounds Tips

Do chocolate and orange go together?

Chocolate and orange flavors make a truly magical pairing because their individual, unique flavors and properties harmonize so well. Chocolate is intense, rich, and decadent; it is complemented so beautifully with the refreshing, tart, citrus flavor of orange. Check out our recipes for Chocolate-Dipped Orange Cookies, Chocolate Orange Checkerboard Cookies and Orange Chocolate Chip Scones for more delicious ways to combine the two.

What flavors go with orange and chocolate?

Creamy cheeses go wonderfully with orange and chocolate, as in our Orange Chocolate Ricotta Pie. Warm spices (think cinnamon, nutmeg, chili) are also great partners with orange and chocolate, as with our Orange Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies and Orange Chili Chocolate Cookie, too.

Which fruit goes best with chocolate?

Chocolate plays wonderfully with so many fruits including lemons, limes, passionfruit, coconut, bananas, and most berries (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries)! Take a look at our collection of chocolate and strawberry recipes, or make this Chocolate Hazelnut Fruit Pizza for your next family gathering!
Research contributed by
Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 41 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 27mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.