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

January 15, 2012

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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!)

One of the best ways to make chocolate chip cookies - with bright orange flavor! 
Servings: 48
Prep20 minutes
Cook40 minutes
Ready in: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.

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63 Comments

  • Steve Taylor

    I adore these cookies. Made them about 20 times now. God Bless you for this recipe! ❤️

  • Michael Thorsrud

    I just made these cookies. The first time I make a recipe I follow it exactly. Except, of course, for the chocolate. I used a 72% dark chocolate chip, 1/2-1/2 with a plain ol’ dark chocolate chip. My orange essence was from Nielsen-Massey; an intensely orange extract that worked perfectly. My vanilla was from an Austin-area extract company, Adams Extract. My orange was from California. ha-ha! The best of the best.
    The results were worth the bit of effort it took. The hardest part for me was keeping my oven at 350 degrees. Personally, I think these could be baked at 375 degrees for seven minutes or so, but you’d have to watch them closely. With an accurate thermometer and timer you could crank out enough for a party, in a hurry. Delicious!!

  • Sturgill Bergson

    This recipe worked very well for us, but we couldn’t taste much of the orange flavor until we increased the extract to 1.5 tbsp and the zest to 2 tbsp. Thank you!

  • Ramona

    I have made this several time for my family, we always ate it right away. I have to make 120 cookies like such and would like to know if I can make the dough ahead of time & freeze?

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Yes but if the dough is going into the oven cold (here after thawing in the fridge) I usually cut back on the flour just a little than the recipe says because cookies don’t spread as much with a cold dough but by reducing the flour it will make up for it.
      Glad you’re family has enjoyed these!

  • Doug

    Make a Christmas treat – use the chocolate orange that comes out at holiday time; yum is an under statement.