Who is Terry and how did she invent the magical deliciousness that is a chocolate orange?
I know some families always get an orange in the toe of their stocking, but I always get a Terry's chocolate orange. Santa's definitely got my number. It just wouldn't be Christmas without that chocolate orange. So I figured why not chop up a chocolate orange and throw it in a dark chocolate cookie for a Christmas treat this year?
Turns out, it's a delicious idea.
These chocolate cookies are really good but are more of a crisp cookie. If you like chewy chocolate cookies, you can use a different recipe and just chop up a chocolate orange and substitute it for the chocolate chips in the recipe.
These are magical, magical Christmas cookies.
Terry's Chocolate Orange Cookies
Recipe adapted from Dark Chocolate Cookies by Nestle
-2/3 cup dark or semisweet Nestle chocolate morsels
-1 cup flour
-1/4 cup Dutch-process or Dark unsweetened baking cocoa
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
-1/2 cup packed brown sugar
-1/4 cup sugar
-1 tsp vanilla
-1 chocolate orange, divided into sections and roughly chopped (It's okay to eat a section or two if you can't resist.)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease cookie sheets.
Melt chocolate chip morsels in a small bowl at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted smooth, about 2 minutes. Do not overheat.
Whisk flour, cocoa, soda, and salt together.
Use a mixer to cream the butter and both sugars together until creamy. Add melted chocolate and mix well. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
Add flour and mix just until combined. Stir in chocolate orange pieces.
Drop dough by 1/4 cup-fuls onto cookie sheet and shape into balls. If dough is hard to work with you can refrigerate it for about 15 minutes.
Bake 12-16 minutes or just until done. (Mine were done at 12). Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before moving to wire racks.
Store in an airtight container.