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Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies

Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies – These deliciously fudgy orange-infused chocolate cookies taste just like brownies! Made with cocoa powder and real chocolate, these cookies are made completely from scratch.

Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies

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 cocoa powder AND real chocolate), and perfectly infused with a little orange extract.

Not to mention they have those signature crinkly tops.

My family commented saying they taste like Jaffa Cake flavoured brownies in cookie form. Yes, these Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies are that amazing!

Looking for more chocolate cookies to try? Check out my Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, Double Chocolate Banana Cookies, and my Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies.

Chocolate Orange Brownie 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.

  • Dark chocolate: High quality chocolate you enjoy eating on its own.
  • Unsalted butter
  • Large eggs: You’ll need 2.
  • Light brown sugar
  • Caster/granulated sugar
  • Orange extract: Do not try to use orange juice instead of the extract. It won’t be strong enough and the acidity can alter the overall results.
  • Plain/all-purpose flour
  • Cocoa powder: I love and use Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder.
  • Baking powder
  • Salt

How to make Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies

To make these cookies, simply add the chocolate and butter to a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth. Set aside.

Chocolate and butter in a bowl ready to be melted.

In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugars.

Whisking together eggs and sugar in mixing bowl.

Add the orange extract and chocolate mixture, and whisk until combined.

Whisking chocolate mixture into egg mixture in mixing bowl.

Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt, and mix until combined. The mixture will be like a thick brownie batter, not like a cookie dough.

You want to work quickly whilst the batter is still runny. The quicker you can get it onto baking trays and in the oven before it stiffens up, the more shiny and crinkly your cookies will be.

Adding dry ingredients to chocolate mixture in mixing bowl.

Using a small cookie scoop, immediately drop the batter onto two to three large baking trays lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat, spaced at least 2-inches apart (they will spread quite a bit).

Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, or until the tops of the cookies are crinkled and slightly domed.

Cookie dough balls on baking tray ready to be baked.

Allow to cool on the baking trays for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

The cookies will flatten out more and become firm with fudgy centres, and chewy edges.

NOTE: The first batch of cookies to come out of the oven will tend to be more crinkled and shiny compared to the batches that come after. This is because the batter is initially warmer and thinner to start off, but will eventually stiffen to a dough texture.

Do NOT try to re-heat the batter to achieve the same look over and over – this won’t work. Instead, use a larger baking tray that will hold more cookie batter, or use multiple trays at the same time.

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.

Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies

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Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies

These Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies are:

  • super quick and easy to make
  • deliciously fudgy and chewy
  • rich in chocolate flavour
  • perfectly infused with orange

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!

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Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies

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Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies

Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies

Yield: 18 - 20 cookies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes

These deliciously fudgy orange-infused chocolate cookies taste just like brownies! Made with cocoa powder and real chocolate, these cookies are made completely from scratch.

Ingredients

  • 6-oz (175g) dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup (150g) light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) caster/granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 1 cup (125g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (25g) cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4, and line 2 - 3 large baking trays with parchment paper, or a silicone mat. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugars. Add the orange extract and chocolate mixture, and whisk until combined.
  4. Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt, and mix until combined.
  5. Using a small cookie scoop, immediately drop the batter onto the prepared baking trays, spaced at least 2-inches apart (they will spread quite a bit).
  6. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, or until the tops of the cookies are crinkled and slightly domed.
  7. Allow to cool on the baking trays for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Cookies stay fresh, kept in an airtight container, at room temperature for up to 1 week. They also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 cookies Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Vicky

Sunday 6th of December 2020

Hi,

Can you freeze the mixture ??

And do they taste better from chilled ??

Shilpa

Friday 13th of March 2020

Are they soft cookies? I don't use eggs so how do I go about it?

Marsha

Friday 13th of March 2020

Yes, these are soft cookies.

For each whole egg used, you can substitute it with one of the following:

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoon water (whisk together, set for 15 minutes) OR ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) sweetened condensed milk.

Enjoy! :)

Scarlet

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!