Friday, March 16, 2007

Orange Chocolate Cookies

More orange-chocolatey goodness. Actually, I wasn't too thrilled with how this cookie turned out. It was a little too cakey for my liking. I think next time I want a chocolate cookie, I'll stick with the base that I used for the chocolate peppermint cookie.

Orange Chocolate Cookies
adapted from allrecipes

1 ounce Chocolove 61% cocoa
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch salt
1 tablespoon orange zest
unsweetened cocoa powder and powdered sugar for dusting

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a microwave-safe dish, melt the unsweetened chocolate, stirring frequently until smooth. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix orange zest and melted chocolate into dough.
3. Roll dough to form a ball about 1 inch in diameter.
4. Bake at 350F degrees for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until center is set.
5. Dust top of cookies with unsweetened cocoa powder and powdered sugar mix. Cool on wire racks.


Crystal said...

yum. and i'm not even a fan of orange chocolate! i think i like the cupcakes more than the cookies, i'm not sure why

chocolate peppermint cookie yum too!

Timothy said...

did you bring any to NY? :)