Orange-Dark Chocolate Cookies


These make a fantastic Christmas cookie, or if you're like me and love these chocolate-orange flavors, it's good all year long. If you bring these bad boys to a potluck, prepare to be very popular!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
36 cookies


  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ¾ cup light brown sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup butter-flavored shortening

  • 2 teaspoons Mexican vanilla extract

  • 1 orange, zested and juiced

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips (such as Hershey's®)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Very lightly grease a baking sheet.

  2. Beat white sugar, brown sugar, butter, shortening, vanilla extract, and orange juice together using an electric mixer in a mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

  3. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and orange zest in another bowl. Stir into butter mixture. Fold in chocolate chips lightly. Chill dough in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

  4. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until light golden brown and still soft, but set in the middle, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

161 Calories
8g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 161
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 49mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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