Chocolate Topped Orange Cookies

Leslie Speed Dutton


The original recipe is from a creamery. I made them once just to have something new included with my family's Christmas cookie recipes that have been passed down for generations, some are over 160 years old. My family & friends love them so much that we no longer do holidays without them.

The kids love to put the chocolate chips on and make designs with the toothpicks.

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8 dozen
15 Min
10 Min


1 c
unsalted butter (2 sticks)
1 1/2 c
1 Tbsp
fresh grated orange zest
1 large
3 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 c
fresh orange juice
1/3 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips


1Preheat oven to 350°F.
2Cream butter, sugar and orange zest, until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture, alternating with orange juice; blend well.
3Scoop up dough into rounded 1-inch diameter portions and place 2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes or until edges are lightly brown.
4Remove from oven and add a chocolate chip to the top of each hot cookie. Allow a minute for the chocolate to soften then spread with the edge of a toothpick using parallel strokes (this gives the appearance of drizzled-on chocolate).
5Transfer cookies to a wire rack to let cookies cool and chocolate solidify. Store in an airtight container.
6Note: Use only the thin orange peel, not the bitter white pith beneath.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #orange, #chocolate