A happy marriage of orange and chocolate.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt into and set aside. Cream butter, sugars, orange zest and vanilla extract together in a large bowl until light and fluffy.

  • Add eggs one at a time beating well after adding each one. Add dry ingredients and stir until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts and mix until well blended.

  • Drop dough by slightly rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake cookies for 15 or 16 minutes or until golden. Cool on the cookie sheets.

Nutrition Facts

244.1 calories; protein 2.7g 6% DV; carbohydrates 29g 9% DV; fat 14.3g 22% DV; cholesterol 30.8mg 10% DV; sodium 120mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2008
I made this twice and my second batch was so much better. The first time I put too much orange zest by packing down the tablespoon. On my second attempt I added the zest a teaspoon at a time and tasted the batter (before adding the raw eggs) until I got the orange flavor right. It ended up being about a tablespoon, just not packed down. Also, make sure you don't get any of the white rind when zesting because it will make the cookies bitter. It took about 10 minutes to bake for a chewy texture. I will definitely make these again. They're so yummy!! One more thing... put the batter in the fridge for at least 10 min before baking and the cookie won't be flat or hard. These also freeze well. I just balled them up and put them in a freezer bag. Place the frozen balls on a cookie sheet and by the time the oven is preheated, the they're ready to go in. It took an extra minute or two to bake. This way I can have fresh baked cookies any time I want. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/21/2008
A a gal that's 20lbs overweight I think I know a thing or two about cookies!Tastewise they were yummy but I personally had a few problems with them. First as most people before me already knew 16 minutes is way too long. I always bake most cookies at 9 minutes and they come out nice and soft. As well next time I'll be using baking soda instead of powder as that will also make them be a little softer. Also 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips AND the cup of nuts seems to overload it a little...try 1 cup of the chips and 3/4 cup of nuts. I also added an extra half cup of flour as the dough was pretty sticky. This is all personal preference though so if you like your cookies a little harder and full of chocolate chips and nuts then by all means follow the recipe! All said and done...good taste but needed some tweaking. Read More
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67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2008
I made this twice and my second batch was so much better. The first time I put too much orange zest by packing down the tablespoon. On my second attempt I added the zest a teaspoon at a time and tasted the batter (before adding the raw eggs) until I got the orange flavor right. It ended up being about a tablespoon, just not packed down. Also, make sure you don't get any of the white rind when zesting because it will make the cookies bitter. It took about 10 minutes to bake for a chewy texture. I will definitely make these again. They're so yummy!! One more thing... put the batter in the fridge for at least 10 min before baking and the cookie won't be flat or hard. These also freeze well. I just balled them up and put them in a freezer bag. Place the frozen balls on a cookie sheet and by the time the oven is preheated, the they're ready to go in. It took an extra minute or two to bake. This way I can have fresh baked cookies any time I want. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2007
I love the combination of flavors in this cookie. I used orange flavored craisins in place of the chopped pecans and it turned out great! The 15 minute cook time did seem a bit long to me but I like my cookies to be soft. 10-12 minutes seemed to work out perfect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2003
These taste pretty good! It's a simple recipe and everyone enjoys a break from the same old, same old chocolate chip cookie. I would advise to check the cookies about 10 minutes into baking, as the 16 minute bake time was WAY too long in my oven. I also added another teaspoon of orange zest for a little extra bite--though anymore would have resulted in a far too bitter taste. Plus, I was very pleased how well these kept their shape on the baking sheet! Nice recipe, thanks Rosina. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/21/2008
A a gal that's 20lbs overweight I think I know a thing or two about cookies!Tastewise they were yummy but I personally had a few problems with them. First as most people before me already knew 16 minutes is way too long. I always bake most cookies at 9 minutes and they come out nice and soft. As well next time I'll be using baking soda instead of powder as that will also make them be a little softer. Also 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips AND the cup of nuts seems to overload it a little...try 1 cup of the chips and 3/4 cup of nuts. I also added an extra half cup of flour as the dough was pretty sticky. This is all personal preference though so if you like your cookies a little harder and full of chocolate chips and nuts then by all means follow the recipe! All said and done...good taste but needed some tweaking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2006
JUST pulled these out of the oven not 5 minutes ago. All I can say is Mmmmmmmmmm! Not only are they delicious, but my whole house smells wonderful. I followed to recipe exactly and would not change anything. I used my micrograter to get the orange zest nice and fine. Will definetely make on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2007
I used tsp orange flavor instead of orange zest and didn't grease cookie sheets other wise made as is...my family was divided on the taste will make these again though because I really enjoy the taste of orange and chocolate Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2008
I used this recipe as a base recipe - what I was looking for was a tangy orange cookie that would bake up like a chocolate chip cookie. Success! They were flavorful chewy crispy on the outside and nicely orange-y. I might add a tidbit of orange extract next time but I think they were excellent. I omitted the chocolate chips and used the zest of two large oranges. I also grated up 2 dark hershey's kisses and added them to the batter for a hint of chocolate and an interesting texture. Phenomenal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2003
The batter came out a little too soft than I am used to but everyone said these cookies tasted great! Even I thought so too!!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2010
My 1st attempt at this recipe failed miserably. On my 2nd attempt I increased the flour to get the right texture and it turned out well.. Thanks for sharing.. Read More
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