Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies – my favorite cookies of late! Soft yet chewy. The orange-chocolate combo is irresistible! Also, enter to win a Microplane Zester and a stand mixer attachment from BeaterBlade!
It took me three times to take good photos of these cookies. Ugh, the winter light… One of those things I loathe about cold season. The dark and cloudy days.
Not only was I chasing the light but in the same time I was running out of cookies because my kids keep sneaking in to grab one and run for it! It was a challenge but I think I made it. And honestly, I don’t blame them. These cookies are so good! My favorite of late, actually.
Personally, I would add more orange zest and more chocolate next time. I know the cookie dough can handle it and the flavors would be even more pronounced.
It has a cover that also makes for a measuring tool. Great for grating cheese for pasta dishes!
Ooh, I love the scent of freshly grated orange zest!
My other new favorite tool is the Beater Blade for my KitchenAid mixer! It is created to scrape the bowl as you cream the butter with sugar or mix the cookie dough. No more stopping to scrape the bowl manually! Saving time is always welcomed in my kitchen! It fits KitchenAid®, Cuisinart™, Viking® and Kenwood® stand mixers and it’s made in the U.S.
Just look at that perfectly mixed cookie dough! And boy, is it good raw!!
Then the only thing left to do is to bake the cookies. I made one batch with freshly made dough and the cookies were puffy, soft and chewy. Perfect! I chilled the rest of the dough and baked it the following day. Still puffed up and chewy cookies, yet the edges were slightly more crunchy. I places a few chocolate pieces on top of the cookie dough mounds for this effect:
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Disclosure: One winner will be selected. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. No P.O. boxes, please. Must be 18 or older to enter. This giveaway is sponsored by Anolon and Wusthof. I have not been compensated for this post. I received both tools to try and keep.