Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies – Deliciously thick and fudgy cookies that are infused with orange, and taste just like brownies. With shiny, crinkly tops sprinkled with sea salt and zest, these cookies are PERFECT for brownie lovers!
Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies
These cookies really do taste just like chocolate brownies!
They’re fudgy on the inside, chewy on the outside, they are rich in chocolate flavour (made with real chocolate AND cocoa powder), and perfectly infused with a little orange extract.
Not to mention they have those signature shiny, crinkly tops.
With just a few simple ingredients you may already have at home, you’ll have these cookies in the oven in no time!
Looking for more chocolate cookies to try? Check out my Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, Double Chocolate Banana Cookies, and my Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies.
Ingredients you’ll need
Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these cookies. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.
- Plain/all-purpose flour
- Cocoa powder: I love and use Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder.
- Baking powder
- Dark chocolate: Good quality, at least 60 – 70% cocoa solids.
- Unsalted butter
- Large eggs: You’ll need 2, at room temperature.
- Light brown sugar
- Orange extract
- Sea salt and orange zest: For sprinkling, optional.
How to make Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies
To make these cookies, simply grab a small mixing bowl and whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate and butter. Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth. Set aside.
Using either a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat together the eggs and sugar until pale, fluffy, and tripled in volume – about 5 minutes.
Add the chocolate mixture and orange extract, and whisk until combined.
Add the dry ingredients and fold in until smooth and combined. The batter will be very runny at this point.
Refrigerate for 15 minutes until thickened slightly, and resembles more like a thick brownie batter when mixed.
Using a medium cookie scoop, divide all of the batter out between two large baking trays lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Sprinkle on some sea salt and zest, if desired.
NOTE: Scooping out all of the dough at once onto baking trays is key to shiny, crinkly tops on all cookies.
Bake for 10 – 12 minutes (one tray at a time) or until the tops are shiny and cracked, and the cookies have domed slightly.
Allow to cool on the baking trays for at least 15 – 20 minutes (they will be very soft) before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.
Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.
These Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies are:
- super quick and easy to make
- deliciously fudgy and chewy
- rich in chocolate flavour
- perfectly infused with orange
- the PERFECT cookies for brownie lovers!
How long will these cookies last? These cookies will stay fresh, kept in an airtight container, at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Can I freeze these cookies? Yes, they also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge. Heat one up in the microwave for a warm, gooey cookie!
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!
Try these cookies next!
- Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
- Condensed Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies
- White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Coffee Cookies
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Originally Published: March, 2020 | Updated: March, 2022
Tuesday 15th of March 2022
These were delicious! Everyone loved the orange twist.
Tuesday 15th of March 2022
Absolutely love these! Not sure if the crinkle top is my favorite or the classic chocolate and orange flavor combo!
Wednesday 11th of March 2020
Wow. These sound like a mouthful of all kinds of delicious! I can't wait to try these orange brownie cookies!