Orange Chocolate Ribbon Cookies

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Orange Chocolate Ribbon Cookies offer a refreshing alternative to traditional chocolate chip cookies. Soft and chewy, these cookies contain mellow tones of orange, gently enveloped within ribbons of Ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate.

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Orange Chocolate Ribbon Cookies

We’ve featured the special relationship between peaches and blueberries quite a bit, lately. To show you that they’re not the only set of common foods and ingredients that get along very nicely together, we give to you chocolate and oranges.

a bunch of cookies on a cooling rack
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These Orange Chocolate Ribbon Cookies are tasty examples of less becoming more. In this case, taste. Tiny shards of orange peel, along with just a bit of juice and some thinly shaved chocolate are all combined for a tasty cookie dessert or treat.

a bunch of cookies and an orange
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As I was pulling these Orange Chocolate Ribbon Cookies out of the oven and transferring them to the cooling rack, one of the boys found his way into the kitchen and asked if I was looking for a taste tester.  Before I knew it, the rest of our troop followed. Before long, a cold jug of milk was placed on the counter and once again, another classic set of food friends came together, milk and cookies. Milk and Orange Chocolate Ribbon Cookies. Try these, you’re going to love them.  -Dan

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Chocolate Laced Orange Zest Cookies

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 14 minutes
Total: 24 minutes
Yield: 24 servings


  • 1/4 cup 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • zest and juice from 1/2 fresh orange
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 oz 113 bittersweet chocolate (60% cacao)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In bowl of mixer stand, combine butter and brown sugar, mix on low until well creamed.
  • Add vanilla and egg, mix about another minute, scraping bowl with soft rubber spatula to ensure egg is well incorporated into dough.
  • Add zest and juice of orange along with chocolate shavings. Mix briefly.
  • In separate bowl combine flour and baking soda, stir together.
  • Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients in stand mixer.
  • Mix on low speed until ingredients are thoroughly combined, about 1 minute.
  • Use tablespoon to scoop cookie dough o baking sheet and bake for 12 to 14 minutes.


For a tasty and eye appealing garnish, reserve a small amount of the chocolate shavings and orange zest. Combine the two and sprinkle a pinch over each cookie, while they cool on a wire rack.


Calories: 121kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 52mg, Potassium: 55mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 74IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 14mg, 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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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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  1. My nephew would love these cookies. He is a HUGE fan of chocolate and orange together. Great recipe!

  2. I love orange and chocolate together – such a great combo! I love that these have a delicate orange flavor laced in…the orange zest and chocolate bits on top also look beautiful. I’m not surprised you had a bunch of eager taste testers! 😉

  3. Delicious looking cookies, those picture make it look like I could reach over and take a bite 🙂

    1. Thanks Pat. I have to confess that I truly pined for them when there were nothing but crumbs left!

    1. Sounds like a tall glass of cold milk may be in order for you, April! Thanks so much for dropping by!