There is nothing like orange and chocolate together. Now they meet to make a batch of orange chocolate chip cookies you won’t be able to resist!
One of my favorite flavor combinations is orange and chocolate. You know those chocolates shaped as an orange that you break apart into little orange wedges? Obsessed. I don’t really spend a lot of time combining the two because my family isn’t as crazy about the combination as I am. But I’ve been thinking about making orange chocolate chip cookies for so long that it was impossible for me to fight it anymore. I had to give in and it was so worth it.
To infuse the cookies with the perfect amount of orange flavor, I like to rub the orange zest into the sugar so the juices and oils release and meld with the sugar. Beating it with the butter gets the parts I miss and then infuses the flavor in the butter. Usually, I don’t like too many chocolate chips in my cookies, but orange chocolate. I need that orange chocolate combination. So we are going extra with all the chocolate chips. And to finish, I topped my orange chocolate chip cookies with salt. I love fleur de sel, but a flakier salt like Maldon works well too.
So let’s enjoy our day with a movie and a huge stack of these orange chocolate chip cookies!