Orange Chocolate Chunk Dream Cookies

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Orange Chocolate Chunk Dream Cookies – Featuring the classic flavor pairing of chocolate and oranges, these cookies also have pudding mix in them making them soft, chewy, and dreamy delicious.

A bunch of chcooatle chunk cookies with orange wedge garnishes.
A plate of food, with Cookies and Orange

About these

A few days back, I stopped into a nearby Amish food store where there is always an array of bulk baking ingredients. One of the items I picked up was some orange dream pudding mix. Not sure how I would be using it, I felt confident I could come up with something yummy. And dreamy delicious.

A plate of food, with Cookie and Orange

Going through the kitchen cupboards of our small weekend lake cottage, I found some dark chocolate, all the ingredients necessary for chocolate chip cookies, and some oranges I had picked up on my way in.

Without knowing precisely what I would be making, I turned my oven on, grabbed a baking stone, and went to work. Before too long, I was pulling these Orange Chocolate Chunk Dream Cookies out of the oven and onto the cooling rack. I love the soft and chewy character of these orange and chocolate treats.  These cookies received rave reviews from our crew of boys and if you want to forgo the milk, they go great with a glass of cold orange juice. Go ahead and dunk, we promise not to judge.

A close up of a person holding a cookie

Be sure and take a look at our Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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Orange Chocolate Chunk Dream Cookies

5 from 1 vote
A Platter Talk Exclusive
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 17 minutes
Yield: 30 servings


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cups butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 3.4 ounce packages instant orange pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 1 4 oz. dark chocolate bar, broken into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut as garnish, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs, vanilla and orange zest. Blend in the flour mixture. Finally, stir in the chocolate chunks. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown.
  • Garnish with optional toasted coconut, if desired.


Before dropping portions on cookie tray to bake, roll in optional toasted coconut, if desired.


Calories: 171kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 118mg, Potassium: 65mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 207IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. Ooo! I just pinned these because… well, hello! Chocolate chunks and orange flavor? Love this combo and love its simplicity. Nothing too over-the-top. Twist on a classic — love it!

  2. These are wonderful! Orange is such a classic Christmas flavor, and with chocolate… YUM! Thanks for the great recipes.

  3. I love the combination of chocolate and oranges…the addition of toasted coconut just makes it sound THAT much better. Can’t wait to bake a batch!