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.
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.
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.
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)
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.