This is a really fun twist on your basic chocolate chip cookie. It’s less sweet than your typical cookie, which makes it nice for more mature palettes. The combination of flavors is a unexpected but a pleasant surprise. This recipe also makes quite a few cookies, so this is a good choice if you need to bake cookies for a large group of people!
You can view the original recipe here, at Chasing Delicious. I didn’t do the whole mixture of different chocolates listed (I used 8 oz of semisweet and 2 oz of bittersweet chunks), I left out the walnuts, and I added in about 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips. I really love the use of cake flour and bread flour in the recipe — it makes it a lot easier to get a chewier cookie that doesn’t fall flat in the oven.
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 brown sugar, packed
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 cups cake flour
- 4 ounces bread flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 oz 100% cocoa bar, finely chopped
- 4 oz 70% cocoa bar, roughly chopped
- 4 oz 60% cocoa bar, roughly chopped
- 4 oz pecans (1 heaping cup whole), roughly chopped
- 4 oz walnuts (1 really heaping cup whole), roughly chopped
- 1 1/2 teaspoons zest from an orange
- Preheat a conventional oven to 375 degrees or a convection oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream the butter and sugars together in a bowl. The mixture should be light and fluffy.
- Add each egg one at a time, mixing well after adding.
- Add the vanilla and orange juice. Mix well.
- Add the flours, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon to the bowl and mix until the batter comes together.
- Before adding the extras, mix the nuts, chocolate, and zest well in a bowl. This ensures the orange zest is evenly distributed.
- Add the extras (nuts, chocolate, zest) to the batter and mix in until it is evenly distributed.
- Place tablespoon-sized blobs of cookie dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 10 to 11 minutes until the cookie is golden.