Friday, February 26, 2010

Would You Like Chocolate With That? ~ Orange-Chocolate Slice Cookies

Chocolate Friday once again!  You know what that means - pat yourself on the back for getting through the week and reward yourself with chocolate!

I ran across today's recipe by accident.  I was looking through my old stand-by cookbook (BHG New Cookbook - "new" being 1989 - LOL) and saw the words orange and chocolate combined in a cookie recipe.  I took a second look!  I had forgotten that my "basic" cookbook is full of yummy recipes to try!

These cookies are delicious!  The orange and chocolate flavors are subtle, but nice.  The cookies are great on their own, but would be even better with a cup of tea or coffee or served alongside some sorbet - mmmm!

Orange-Chocolate Slice Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening (I substituted coconut oil)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons finely shredded orange peel
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 square (1 oz) semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  In mixing bowl, beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.  Add about half of the flour, the sugar, brown sugar, egg, orange peel, orange juice, and soda.  Beat till thoroughly combined.  Beat in remaining flour.  Stir in chocolate.  Shape dough into two 8-inch rolls.  Wrap in waxed paper or clear plastic wrap and chill 4-24 hours.

Cut into 1/4-inch slices.   Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake in a 375 degree oven 10-12 minutes or till edges are lightly browned.  Cool cookies on a wire rack.  Makes about 60.
Now if you'll just link up some chocolate posts, it'll be like a chocolate party!  Go find your new or old family-friendly chocolate posts and link them up below with MckLinky.  So glad you're willing to share the chocolate!  :)  (Did you see all the fantastic posts linked up last Friday?)

Have a chocolatey day friends!


  1. What an awesome day. School is closed so no co-op!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I think commenter #1 really liked this recipe. LOL!

    Why do I come here on Friday's? LOL! You temptress you!

    Big over a week without chocolate and I'm still alive to talk about it size hugs to you!

    Have a great weekend my friend.

  3. Orange and Chocolate are the best together. I would love to try these.

  4. What a delicious sounding recipe! And now I know which recipe book to pull out to help me with my menu planning this month.

  5. Those look delicious! I never think to make sliced cookies; I should do that more often. The chocolate-orange combination sounds perfect!

  6. Orange and choco sounds so good.

  7. I am a tea lovin' gal and these look amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Sounds yummy! I love chocolate and orange together. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend my friend!

  9. You have GOT to try the chocolate cake recipe I linked up. Oh my stars. So good. :)

  10. Ola, what's up amigos? :)
    In first steps it's very nice if someone supports you, so hope to meet friendly and helpful people here. Let me know if I can help you.
    Thanks in advance and good luck! :)


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