Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who does not like a delicious chocolate chip cookie? It is the most beloved cookie in my home. Did you know that the chocolate chip cookie was an accident invention? Yep, it was! Ruth Wakefield was the owner of The Toll House Inn and one day while cooking for patrons she used her basic cookie recipe which included half white sugar and half brown sugar. She discovered she ran out of baker’s chocolate so, she used semi-sweet chopped chocolate bars instead to add to her dough. Once the cookies were done baking, she realized that the chocolate chips did not melt and her patrons loved them. She named the cookies Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookies. Thankfully she ran out of baker’s chocolate because we may have never been able to enjoy this tasty treat!

A few fun facts about chocolate chip cookies:

About 7 billion chocolate chip cookies are eaten in the United States.

Amazingly, the Chocolate Chip Cookie is the official state cookie of both Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

The world’s largest chocolate chip cookie was made on May 17, 2003. It weighed 40,000 pounds and was 102 feet in diameter. It was made by the Immaculate Baking Company.

We have been making chocolate chips from scratch in our home for a long time but we wanted to change it up a bit. At Christmas every year I buy my husband a chocolate orange. It is his favorite. The chocolate and the orange paired so nicely together. This gave me the idea to add orange to our chocolate chip cookies but how? I decided that zesting a whole orange and adding a bit of the fresh orange juice would do that trick!

How to make orange chocolate chip cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • zest of one orange
  • 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice

First mix flour, salt, baking soda, butter, sugar, and add vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Next, add one egg and beat.

Add in the orange zest and orange juice and continue to mix.

Next, add the semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Finally, drop a tablespoon size amount onto a silicone sheet over the baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool. Then enjoy!

Needless to say, these cookies did not last long in my home. It took longer to make them than it did for my family to eat them! They were so good! Have you made unique chocolate chip cookies? If so what did you make?

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  1. I definitely have to try these. I love the orange and chocolate flavors together.

  2. What a fun recipe! Chocolate chip cookies are a staple at our house and I bet the addition of orange adds a fun twist!

  3. Ooh, those sound so good! I love orange and chocolate. I’ve never had them in a cookie before, though!

  4. Oh, wow! Thank goodness for accidents because I LOVE chocolate chip cookies. I love the citrus twist in this recipe.

  5. I was just thinking about making cookies. This sounds like a good recipe

  6. These sound really good. I have never had an orange chocolate chip cookie before. I do love both flavors, so I’m sure these are amazing.

  7. Ryan Escat says:

    Haha my mom sometimes makes an accident spill of ingredients too. Sometimes it’s delicious, sometimes it’s not. Choc chip cookies is too delicious of an accident. Hehe

  8. Never thought about an orange chocolate chip cookie before. Actually sounds pretty good!

  9. These cookies are so good!! My kids loved them!

  10. Just Wonderful….Served last night to guests and everyone. They love it.

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