Sunday, February 7, 2010

Orange Chocolate Cookies

My friend Julianne went to London, England and brought back some amazing orange chocolate chunk cookies from Harrod's. They were so delicious I had to try to make them.

I adapted the lemon ginger cookie recipe and it worked out quite well.

Here is the recipe.

Ingredients

Orange butter
1/2 cup fresh orange juice (juice of 1 big orange)
1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2-3 tsp orange zest

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Orange sugar
1 tbsp orange zest
4 tbsp sugar

Directions


Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Bring orange juice to a simmer over medium heat. When it has reduced by half, add 1/4 cup of butter to it. Stir until butter is melted.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and 2 tsp orange zest.

Cream together 1/2 cup butter and sugar. Beat in the sour cream. Slowly pour in orange butter mixture. Mix in the dry ingredients and chocolate chips.

In a small bowl, put a few tablespoons of sugar and add the remaining orange zest. Roll a spoonful of dough in the sugar mixture and flatten on a cookie sheet. You can use the bottom of a cup to flatten the cookie.

Bake for 13-15 minutes until the edges are golden brown.

The orange flavour goes together really well with chocolate. You could even dip the cookies into a melted chocolate instead of adding the chocolate chips in the batter. It would look quite pretty.

Next time I would try making these cookies with candied ginger. The ginger added a really nice kick to the lemon cookies and I'm sure it would pair well with the chocolate.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Savithri:
Your yummy cookies were added to the Valentine bag for my friends- merci for the fine fine treat - is the message to you. You made their day with this delicious treat! Thanks for making them.
amma

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myspicykitchen said...

look perfect...

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Wow!!!! Pictures look great -- I love the table cloth to go with it.

srividhya Ravikumar said...

wow.. looks fabulous.. following you

Anonymous said...

I made these on a study break, with...clementine juice and lemon zest instead of orange, yoghurt instead of the sour cream, self-raising flour in place of the flour + baking powder, and mix of butter, margarine and oil substituting for the butter...oh,and milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet. Yeah I was out of everything. And they still turned out great!

Anonymous said...

Your Recepie ROCK girl. Just made them & felt like I am a gourmet chef.

Savithri said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments! I'm so happy some of you have tried the recipe:)

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