Thursday, April 23, 2009

Orange Butter Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle



My last post here on Jaime & Jen Dish was for my Orange Chicken with Fried Crispy Basil - what I didn't mention in that post was that my family was also treated to another kind of orange that night as well, in a form of a cookie. Let me introduce you to Mr. Orange Butter Cookie with Mrs. Chocolate Drizzle.
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Both my son, Triston and my husband treated themselves to the cookie dough before I even had a chance to pop them into the oven. If I didn't take away the spoons there would have been no finished baked cookie, apparently the dough is that good.
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I did take one cookie, cut it in half and ate it. First half cookie in almost 1 1/2 months (stupid diet). It was SO GOOD. Who would have thought orange as the base to a cookie would end up so darn yummers.
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If you love to bake as much as I do, next time your at the store, purchase orange extract! If you have orange extract, use it!



What you need:
  • 3/4 cup room temp butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 1 1/2 cup of white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (drizzle)
Directions:
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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg, vanilla and orange extract. Combine the flour (I always sift my dry ingredients together), baking powder and salt. Stir dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Bake for 9 minutes-10 minutes. Cool on wire rack. When cookie is completely cooled, take the chocolate chips and place into a coffee cup and melt in microwave for 30 seconds or until melted. Place melted chocolate into a Ziploc bag, cut the tip off the corner (make it a VERY small hole) so that you can easily drizzle or decorate the cookie they way you choose to. Let chocolate harden before you serve.

27 comments:

girlichef said...

These are adorable...and they sound so good :P

Christina Kim said...

Oooh I love the chocolate drizzle!!

Barbara Bakes said...

Orange and chocolate are a perfect combination for a cookie!

My crazy crazy life said...

Jen, why are you doing this to me, I'm trying to diet too, remember??? I bought orange extract today because you told me how awesome these were. I'm going to make them this weekend. I still hate you for making me fat..HA!
Jaime

Cathy said...

Good on you for having your first cookie in that long! I've been dieting for a month and had chocolate cake today for a birthday....and in the same breath got an email from someone at work who noticed I'm getting in shape and wanted to say good for you. Motivated me to only have the cake and not totally undo my work for the rest of the day!

Bunny said...

I love orange and chocolate, they are the perfect combination. I 'm bookmarking these!!!

Pavithra said...

thanks for dropping by my blog... chocolate spirals is looking great.. Lovely combination.

Usha said...

These cookies look awesome and so very inviting....

5 Star Foodie said...

I love the perfect swirl of chocolate on those delicious cookies! Excellent!

Justin Schwartz said...

orange butter cookies are one of my faves. nice touch with the chocolate drizzle.

unconfidential cook said...

Beautiful! And a perfect combo.

Kathy said...

I just love those two flavors together!!! Looks like a great recipe too! Thanks for sharing!

Donna-FFW said...

These sound delicious, I love the chocolate/orange combination. how did you get your swirls so perfect???

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

Thanks girls and boy (Justin) - these cookies are really fun to make and yummers.

Donna (FFW), put melted chocolate in a ziploc bag and cut a really, tiny, tiny hole at the top and then do a test swirl on a plate and then hit up your cookie.

Jenifer

A Mommy & Daughter in the Family Kitchen said...

those are beautiful :-} and sound delish

sherri said...

These look so interesting and delicious.

teresa said...

Mmm, they look so good, and adorable! You are much stronger then me. I've been dieting for the past year, and have probably had hundreds of half cookies!

Cheryl said...

Those are cute as heck! I have never eaten an orange cookie!

Colleen said...

These look delicious! I would need more chocolate though lol. Mine would not be as pretty because I would probably just dump it on there!

oneshotbeyond said...

These are stunning cookies. Perfect for entertaining!

Gaby said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Elyse said...

Hahaha, you know it's a great sign when the cookie dough almost disappears before any cookies can be baked! These cookies look totally delicious. Man, orange and chocolate are a perfect couple; I'm sure they'll stay happily married for a long time!

Caroline said...

These look delicious!! And I love the chocolate and orange flavors together - yum

Mermaid Sweets said...

oohh I just discovered a love for orange and chocolate, these look really good.

Ricardo said...

Those cookies look amazing...really pretty and delicious. I am impressed and inspired. well done. :)

Karen said...

These look so pretty and you just can't go wrong with a chocolate-orange combination!

Hornsfan said...

These look tasty and sound fantastic!