Thursday, January 26, 2012

Orange Chocolate Cookies

We made these delightful little gems back in October and I forgot to post them.  I'm a big fan of chocolate and orange mixed together and adding the zest of an orange really makes a difference.  So.... if you've been working out and eating really well and are in need of a little treat, give these a try.

Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies
Quick & Easy Vegan Bake Sale CB by Carla Kelly

¾           cup sugar
¼           cup canola oil
2            tablespoons plain soy/almond milk
2            tablespoons orange juice
1            tablespoon ground flax seeds
1 ½        teaspoons orange zest (1 medium orange)
½           teaspoon vanilla extract
½           teaspoon orange extract

1 ½        cups all-purpose flour
½           teaspoon baking soda
¼           teaspoon salt
1/2             cup vegan chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In large bowl, vigorously mix together the ingredients from sugar through orange extract until the mixture is smooth and glossy, about 2 minutes. Set aside for 5 minutes.

Stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt into the wet ingredients and mix to combine. Add the chocolate chips and mix well. The dough will be firm and will hold together well once pressed.

With dampened hands, scoop the dough into tablespoon-size balls, flatten between your hands to form disks 2 inches in diameter, and place 1 & ½ “ apart on the prepared sheets.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the bottoms are lightly browned and the tops are puffy.
Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheets for 5 min, then let cool completely on wire rack.


  1. Our friend Jill made these yesterday but used Whole Wheat flour instead of white - turned out great.

  2. These sound amazing! I'm going to try them tomorrow, but I was wondering if they are the soft and chewy kind of cookies or more crispy like?

    1. Mine turned out crispy but I always keep my cookies in the oven a bit longer to make them that way. Let me know how yours turned out! Below is a link to another chocolate chip cookie that my cousin sent me, it has a hint of molasses - it's our favorite.