This retro recipe is always in style! I got this in the 70's but it is still delicious and a bit different. A classic chocolate chip cookie with an orange twist.

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 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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  • In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar. Gradually add eggs, vanilla, and orange zest. Mix well. Sift together flour and salt, stir into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips last.

  • To make the orange frosting: stir together confectioners sugar, 4 tablespoons of butter, orange juice, 1/4 teaspoon of orange zest, salt, and food coloring in a small bowl. Mix until smooth.

  • Drop cookie dough by teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. While the cookies are still warm, frost with the orange frosting.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; 10.8 g total fat; 36 mg cholesterol; 165 mg sodium. 24.9 g carbohydrates; 1.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2009
This is the second time I have made these and I was so impressed with the way they taste I had to try them again even though they didn't bake up as well as I would have liked the first time. So this time I made a few necessary changes. First these require a bit more flour than the recipe calls for so I used about 2 1/4 cups of flour instead of just 2 cups. Next the recipe doesn't call for any baking soda (which it needs) and these spread perfectly with 1 t. of bking soda added. The other change I made was the sugar. Instead of 1 C of white sugar I used 1/2 C white sugar and 3/4 C brown sugar. These changes made this cookie perfect all around. They are soft and yummy and the chocolate and orange together are a great combo! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/19/2005
When I bit into this cookie it reminded me of those orange nougat filled chocolates. Did not like at all. Took them to work and about 3 people tried them and none of them liked them either threw the rest of the batch away. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2009
This is the second time I have made these and I was so impressed with the way they taste I had to try them again even though they didn't bake up as well as I would have liked the first time. So this time I made a few necessary changes. First these require a bit more flour than the recipe calls for so I used about 2 1/4 cups of flour instead of just 2 cups. Next the recipe doesn't call for any baking soda (which it needs) and these spread perfectly with 1 t. of bking soda added. The other change I made was the sugar. Instead of 1 C of white sugar I used 1/2 C white sugar and 3/4 C brown sugar. These changes made this cookie perfect all around. They are soft and yummy and the chocolate and orange together are a great combo! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2009
This is the second time I have made these and I was so impressed with the way they taste I had to try them again even though they didn't bake up as well as I would have liked the first time. So this time I made a few necessary changes. First these require a bit more flour than the recipe calls for so I used about 2 1/4 cups of flour instead of just 2 cups. Next the recipe doesn't call for any baking soda (which it needs) and these spread perfectly with 1 t. of bking soda added. The other change I made was the sugar. Instead of 1 C of white sugar I used 1/2 C white sugar and 3/4 C brown sugar. These changes made this cookie perfect all around. They are soft and yummy and the chocolate and orange together are a great combo! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
I loved this recipe! My mom has been making orange choc. chip cookies all my life and half-way into this recipe I started thinking "Could the addition of frosting be worth the work?" Is it ever! They are the most lovely choc.chip cookies and the frosting takes them over the edge--hell my family would it it alone... Surprisingly easy wonderfully flavorful didn't seem to take long when all was said and done. These cookies are definately going to be a regular at our house... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2005
My Grandma makes these cookies and they are our family cookie. They are so awesome!!! We all fight over them when we go to grandmas house! They are even better right out of the freezer! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/19/2005
When I bit into this cookie it reminded me of those orange nougat filled chocolates. Did not like at all. Took them to work and about 3 people tried them and none of them liked them either threw the rest of the batch away. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2012
One of my childhood favorites! One of only thing I have changed is to cut the icing recipe in half as it makes way too much. The other change is to generously add more orange zest to both the cookies and the icing. So yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2012
I made these the other night without the frosting. They were gone within a day! How delicious! Read More