Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies (tastes just like an Orange Milano, but better!)


These are officially my new favorite cookie!  They are one of the best cookies I’ve ever eaten!  These taste just like a Pepperidge Farm Orange Milano Cookie, but I think they are even better because they have all the flavors of that cookie but these are soft and chewy rather than crisp and crunchy.

I’ve been changing up flavors to all my favorite classics lately like Rice Krispie Treats and Oatmeal, so I decided it was time for a change with the Chocolate Chip Cookie.  So, I came up with this recipe.  I don’t know if there could be a better upgrade.  These cookies are a must try!  Enjoy.

PS just be sure you don’t skip out on the orange extract or the orange zest, if you leave one out you wont get that incredible, zesty orange flavor.  They are the key ingredients of this cookie recipe.

You should be able to find the orange extract in the spice section of the grocer/supermarket, it’s about $3-$6 and well worth it.

You may also like to try Oranges and Cream Cookies, they taste just like and orange creamsicle and they are made from the same dough as these cookies.

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Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies (tastes just like an Orange Milano, but better!)

5 from 2 votes

One of the best ways to make chocolate chip cookies - with bright orange flavor! 

Servings: 48
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter , softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside. 
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in eggs 1 at a time mixing after each addition. 
  3. Mix in vanilla extract, orange extract and orange zest. Slowly add in dry mixture and mix until well incorporated. Gently stir in milk chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips. 
  4. Drop cookies by heaping tablespoonfuls onto a buttered cookie sheet and bake 9-11 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie sheet several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies
Author: Jaclyn


  • Lisa: Can you substitute rice flour and make these gluten free? December 31, 2018 at 8:38am Reply

  • Aknit: These are amazing! Oh my lord… March 24, 2018 at 4:26am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you enjoyed them! :) March 27, 2018 at 2:07pm Reply

  • Dovie: Hello thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! I have fresh cranberries will they work? Just want to use them up so not wasted.???? January 17, 2018 at 3:04pm Reply

  • Seth: These turned out fantastic. I got 4 dozen cookies out of my batch, and it didnt need any extra spices or flavors. bright flavor and great texture. the people i was making them for dont like dark chocolate, so i used milk chocolate chips and white chocolate chips. i was going to make mini cookies, but it turned out i didnt need to. my oven it took 8.5 minutes to get just the right level finish to them, so they didnt burn, and they werent too doughy. December 25, 2017 at 11:38pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the feedback Seth! January 2, 2018 at 4:33pm Reply

  • Heather: I had some extra oranges I needed to use up and wanted to make cookies with my niece, and this recipe fit the bill. I added about 1/4 cup more flour and substituted more orange zest and the juice of 1/2 of a navel orange for the orange extract. I also left out the vanilla (I didn’t realize I was out until I had already started making these) and just used dark chocolate chips. They came out amazing! Everyone in my family went crazy for them. The orange flavor was definitely the but a bit more subtle. I will definitely make these again. February 27, 2017 at 10:36am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the great review Heather! February 27, 2017 at 12:28pm Reply

  • Sarina: I made these as the recipe said so and they didn’t spread out. I feel like there is too much flour in this recipe. :/ December 23, 2016 at 10:07pm Reply

  • Donna P.: We had something similar when we were in London earlier this summer. I know I had to find a recipe for them. I’m making these tonight to take to Christmas Eve dinner. December 22, 2016 at 1:14pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you love them Donna! December 22, 2016 at 1:33pm Reply

  • Cheryl: I just made these and I am so disappointed. Way too much flour. They are dry and crumbly. December 19, 2016 at 1:35pm Reply

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