Salted Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies are decadent and delicious with bursts of bright orange flavor and rich dark chocolate goodness. They’re topped with flaky salt for a combination that will tantalize your taste buds.
Chocolate Orange Cookies
Cookies are one of those desserts that are good for any occasion. This cookie is one of those recipes that is perfect year round in my opinion. You can never EVER go wrong with chocolate (right) and the orange flavor is bright for summer or spring, a beautiful color in the fall and oranges are a winter fruit and wonderful around the holiday!
A little magic happens when chocolate meets orange. It is such an intriguing flavor combination, but just really works well. That is why this is one of my favorite cookies.
It has a shortbread-ish vibe in texture and then you bite and get a soft creamy rich dark chocolate and little bits of orange zest that just wake up the palet. These are a must try! Absolutely heavenly!
How to make Salted Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies
Tips and Tricks for Cookie Recipe Success:
- Start with a good quality dark or semi-sweet chocolate or a dark orange chocolate for this recipe. I used a combination bar – Lindt Intense Orange , but you may like to use Lindt Semi-Sweet or even Ghirardelli 60% Cocoa Chips if you do not want to worry with chopping up your chocolate. However, I think it is totally worth it.
- Scoop the batter with a cookie scoop or a 2 tablespoon measuring spoon onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Cool cookies on a baking rack and then dip in the glaze.
- Add zest to the glaze to top it off with a bright taste. and color. If you want more orange color in the glaze, add in some orange paste food coloring.
- Garnish with chocolate shavings, more zest, and flaky sea salt while the glaze is still wet for a beautiful cookie. Once it sets it will not stick to the cookie.
- Don’t skip that sprinkle of coarse or flaky salt, it compliments the dark chocolate so well!
Can I Make ahead or Freeze these Dark Chocolate Orange COokies Cookies?
- Refrigerate Dough – You can make the dough ahead, wrap it well and refrigerate for up to three days. Take out and let it come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before baking.
- Freeze Dough – You may form into balls and flash freeze by placing on a cookie sheet and freezing for about 15 minutes so that they don’t stick together. Then place in an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze up to 3 months.
- I like to label the freezer bag with name of cookies and baking instructions. Like bake at 350 for 14 minutes.
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What’s Freaky Friday you ask? It’s a good old fashioned blog hop. On one selected Friday, all of our posts go live at the same time, and we share them with each other and with you! It’s a time for you to grab all sorts of yummy recipes AND find all kinds of new bloggers to love.
I’m Sharing something delicious from the LeMoine Family Kitchen Blog
I was so excited to get her blog for my first round with the group, because I have been dying to make these delicious cookies.
Angela got her start in blogging a somewhat like I did, by sharing and recording her recipes for family and friends. Much like her, my blog was a passion turned dream job come ture! We both get to share recipes and memories with other food bloggers and friends like you!
She also married her high school sweetheart and has two kiddos – foodie friend fate! Family is everything to her and she is a Jersey GIrl with deep Italian roots (well here we differ a little, I am a southerner through and through – but I am a big lover of all things ITALIAN FOOD. I knew I loved this girl as soon as I saw her delicious food!
Her blog is full of some wonderful recipes that are family friendly, easy to make, and so so delicious! And to boot she is just the sweetest!! So y’all go on over and check out her recipes! I think you will love them as much as I do!
Here are just a few of my favorite recipes from LeMoine Family Kitchen!
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- An Affair from the Heart – Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup
- A Grande Life – Easy Beer Cheddar Dip
- Aunt Bee’s Recipes – Three Cheese Roast Beef Sliders
- Bowl Me Over – Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter Recipe
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- House of Nash Eats – Slow Cooker Applesauce Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
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- Lemon Blossoms – Maple Oven Roasted Carrots
- Life, Love & Good Food – Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe
- Mildly Meandering – Saffron Rice
- Soulfully Made – Salted Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies
- Take Two Tapas – Margarita Pizza Pull Apart Bread
- The Speckled Palate – Halloween Peanut Butter Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies
- West Via Midwest – Easy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
- Who Needs a Cape? – Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Tapenade
Now let’s GO grab a bite of this Salted Dark Chocolate ORANGE Cookie
Dark Chocolate and Orange Cookies
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 sticks butter, room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cups sugar
- zest of 1 orange
- 2 tbsp orange liqueur or orange juice
- 7 to 8 ounces of dark chocolate bars (2 bars) or you can use dark chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 to 4 tbsp orange liqueur or orange juice (to desired consistency)
- 1 tbsp butter, melted
- orange zest to taste (I use 1 to 2 oranges depending on size)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium mixing bowl mix together flour, baking powder and salt.
- In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter until light in color and airy. Add in sugar mix until smooth. Next add in egg, orange zest and mix until fluffy and combined.
- Add in dry ingredients slowly and mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
- Stri in dark chocolate until combined.
- Using a cookie or 2 tbsp measure scoop, place cookie dough onto parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are just lightly golden.
- Cool on a cooling rack.
- In a small bowl mix powdered sugar, orange liqueur or orange juice, butter, and orange zest until smooth. Dip tops of cookies into glaze and let dry on cooling rack.
- Optional: Finish with more orange zest and grated chocolate or powdered sugar.
Recipe adapted from LeMoine Family Recipes
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Serving Size:1 Cookie
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 565