Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies-soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies with a hint of orange! These cookies are delightful! 

Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Today is going to be a good day because it we have COOKIES! And not just any cookies, but Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies. I am sure some of you are chocolate chip cookie purists and are thinking, I don’t want orange in my cookies, but trust me on this one. The orange and chocolate combo is amazing!

Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

The hint of orange comes from orange zest in the dough. It is the most pleasant surprise and goes so well with the chocolate. Pro tip, rub the orange zest together with the sugar to bring out the best orange flavor.

I like to use dark chocolate chips, but feel free to use semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips.

Of course, the cookies are finished with a sprinkling of sea salt. A little sea salt brings out the BEST flavor in chocolate chip cookies. Never skip this step.

Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

The cookies are buttery, soft, chewy, and that hint of orange is SO nice with the melty chocolate chips. If you are a chocolate orange fan, you are going to LOVE these cookies. And if you aren’t, give them a try. I bet they will surprise you. They are SO good!

Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe on Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies with a hint of orange! The chocolate and orange combo is AMAZING!
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Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies with a hint of orange and sprinkling of sea salt.
4.79 from 23 votes



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Set aside.
  •  In a small bowl, combine granulated sugar and orange zest. Rub together with your fingers until fragrant.
  • Using a stand mixer, cream butter and sugars together for about 3 minutes. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. With the mixer on low, slowly add in the dry ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Form the cookie dough into balls, about 2 tablespoons of dough. Place on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden brown. Remove from oven and let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with a little bit of fresh orange zest, if desired. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.


Calories: 221kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 28mg, Sodium: 124mg, Potassium: 51mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 224IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 38mg, Iron: 1mg

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  1. I had no trouble printing recipe. I am in my 60’s, and my mom used to grate orange peel into the dough of Toll House Cookies, and when I do it, people say they are the “best” and want recipe and are surprised when I tell them that it is on the back of their chocolate chips with a little ‘zing’! I am going to try yours with the salt, sounds great!

  2. Salt makes everything better and these cookies are seriously making me reconsider my feelings about chocolate and orange- they look great!

  3. Wow! Orange & chocolate! Such a delicious combination! I am surely going to try this recipe because I can’t wait to taste it 😀

  4. Funny, that Print Button still does not appear on the recipe when viewed on my iPhone (probably obliterated by one of those millions of annoying ads) but IS there on my laptop.  So glad because I’m anxious to make these wonderful cookies — it doesn’t get any better than orange & chocolate, and in a chocolate chip cookie that’s heaven!

    1. 5 stars
      Hey Lorr maybe those “millions of annoying ads” help keep the recipes free for all of us.

  5. I tried your recipe. The batter came out a little too soft than I am used to, but everyone said these cookies tasted great!

  6. I love this recipe.  Thanks Maria! It is my “go to” for chocolate chip cookies and they are loved by everyone.

  7. 5 stars
    Just had these for our tea break. Baked half a batch with salt and the other half without salt. Kids voted.
    Salt wins!! Delicious and not overly sweet. Thanks for the recipe, it’s definitely a keeper!!

  8. 5 stars
    Phenomenal cookies…love the orange choc. Combo. Used fine sea salt..
    Good taste but think coarse would be better texture. Thanks for a great recipe.

  9. 5 stars
    Excellent texture! I added 1.5 tsp of cardamom, refrigerated dough for 30 minutes, and baked for 13 min. Delicious!

  10. 5 stars
    I added a little bit of almond extract and juice from the orange I zested. It tastes like a chocolate orange but in cookie form.