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Chocolate Orange Cookies

From the kitchen of Pamela Anderson from “Cookies: Food Writers Favorites”.

No, not that Pam Anderson. Anyway, these are delicious. I used half butter and half coconut oil which gave them great coconut undertones. They look kinda plain so you can drizzle a little melted white chocolate on top if you are going for aesthetic appeal.


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice


In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda and cocoa: set aside.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter until light and fluffy. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until smooth. Beat in vanilla and eggs, then orange zest and juice. With mixer on low speed, gradually beat in reserved flour-cocoa mixer.

Drop dough by teaspoons, about 2 inches apart, onto baking sheets (lightly oiled or with parchment paper). Bake in preheated 350 degree oven about 9 minutes or until cookies are firm to touch. Let cookies cool slightly on baking sheets, then use a spatula to transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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