It is always nice to have cookies in the cookie jar, and it’s a lot more fun when they are cookies you’ve baked yourself. I haven’t bought cookies at the store in a while, I’ve been making a variety of different kinds at home. It makes me feel good to know that my family has homemade treats. Today was a funky looking day so I decided to try to create something new. I knew I wanted chocolate chip cookies, but I wanted a little something extra to them. And I didn’t want to get out in the funky weather to go to the store. Thus, Chocolate Chip Cookies With a Hint of Orange was born!
Chocolate Chip Cookies With a Hint of Orange
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. coarse salt
2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. Mexican vanilla
2 large eggs
1/2 pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 pkg. milk chocolate chips
1/2 tsp. orange zest
Preheat oven to 375.
In a small bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside. In a larger bowl, cream together the butter with the sugars and vanilla. Mix in the eggs, one at a time. Add the orange zest. Slowly mix in the flour mixture. Don’t overbeat. When well mixed, stir in the chocolate chips.
Make small balls and place on a silicone mat on a baking sheet. Cook for about 12 minutes or until golden and delicious looking! Cool on a wire rack.
Cookies fresh out of the oven!
Cooled off and stored in the cookie jar!
The Verdict: While these did not come out as “fluffy” as I would have liked, they had an excellent taste. I messed up and instead of placing my butter in the microwave to soften, I melted it! So that is where I went wrong. And I think next time I will add more orange zest for a more pronounced flavor. But overall, delicious!!