Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Orange and Cinnamon

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat a conventional oven to 375 degrees or a convection oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream the butter and sugars together in a bowl. The mixture should be light and fluffy.
  3. Add each egg one at a time, mixing well after adding.
  4. Add the vanilla and orange juice. Mix well.
  5. Add the flours, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon to the bowl and mix until the batter comes together.
  6. Before adding the extras, mix the nuts, chocolate, and zest well in a bowl. This ensures the orange zest is evenly distributed.
  7. Add the extras (nuts, chocolate, zest) to the batter and mix in until it is evenly distributed.
  8. Place tablespoon-sized blobs of cookie dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  9. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes until the cookie is golden.
— Halie

					
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