My friend Julianne went to London, England and brought back some amazing orange chocolate chunk cookies from Harrod's. They were so delicious I had to try to make them.
I adapted the lemon ginger cookie recipe and it worked out quite well.
Here is the recipe.
1/2 cup fresh orange juice (juice of 1 big orange)
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2-3 tsp orange zest
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp orange zest
4 tbsp sugar
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Bring orange juice to a simmer over medium heat. When it has reduced by half, add 1/4 cup of butter to it. Stir until butter is melted.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and 2 tsp orange zest.
Cream together 1/2 cup butter and sugar. Beat in the sour cream. Slowly pour in orange butter mixture. Mix in the dry ingredients and chocolate chips.
In a small bowl, put a few tablespoons of sugar and add the remaining orange zest. Roll a spoonful of dough in the sugar mixture and flatten on a cookie sheet. You can use the bottom of a cup to flatten the cookie.
Bake for 13-15 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
The orange flavour goes together really well with chocolate. You could even dip the cookies into a melted chocolate instead of adding the chocolate chips in the batter. It would look quite pretty.
Next time I would try making these cookies with candied ginger. The ginger added a really nice kick to the lemon cookies and I'm sure it would pair well with the chocolate.