A small batch of orange walnut chocolate chip cookies is a quick and easy recipe to make any time.
Orange Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
This easy to make orange walnut chocolate chip cookie is delicious any time of year. As a flexible recipe, you can leave out the nuts and add in dried fruit if you wish.
To make this recipe using your preferred add-ins just divide the dough in half before the adding of the chips or nuts. It’s one of the reasons I really like this recipe, leave out what you do not like and add what you love. Creative baking is what I call a flexible recipe such as this cookie.
You can’t go wrong with chocolate chip cookies. The fresh orange zest adds just the right amount of flavor and it certainly is a perfect pair for the dark chocolate chips.
I adapted this recipe from one I found on TasteOfHome.com. It really is a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe with the addition of orange zest and walnuts. The dough is chilled and then rolled out and cut in circles. A little different than a drop cookie, but the flavor is terrific and the rolling and cutting out the dough is simple enough.
When I removed the dough from the fridge I cut it in half and put one half back in the fridge to stay chilled while I rolled out the first batch.
Sometimes chilling dough does not fit into my schedule but today was a non-eventful day for a change. I worked efficiently. While the dough was chilling I cleaned up the the kitchen. Then prepared the cookie sheets and pre-heated the oven. The cookies baked in 12 minutes and in less than 1 hour a delicious batch of orange walnut chocolate chip cookies is ready and no mess to clean up. Now that’s what I call a ‘good hour’ of baking!
Try this refined sugar free easy recipe for game day snacks or fall entertaining!Print
Orange Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Orange Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies is a small batch recipe (approx. 14-16 cookies) and has No refined sugar. You can double the recipe for a larger batch. This recipe was adapted from a recipe I found on tasteofhome.com.
- Prep Time: 10-12 minutes
- Cook Time: 12-14 minutes
- Total Time: 45 min.
- Yield: 14-16 cookies
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- 1 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour
- 3/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 6 tbls. Monk Fruit (or use your preferred sugar)
- 6 tbls. coconut sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbls. grated orange zest
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Cover cookie sheets with parchment paper or use non-stick cooking spray. Preheat over to 375 degrees.
- In a small bowl add the flour, baking soda, salt and set aside.
- In a large bowl cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the egg, orange zest and vanilla. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix just until well blended.
- Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Cover the bowl and chill about 30 minutes or until it’s easy to handle.
- Roll out the dough to about 3/16 inch (this is a little thicker than the usual ¼ inch) then cut out 2 inch rounds and place on prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375 for 12 minutes or until the bottom is lightly browned.
Feel free to eliminate the walnuts if you have nut allergies. These cookies are delicious and easy either way!
Keywords: easy cookie recipe, fall cookies, orange walnut cookies, chocolate chip cookies
Anytime is always a great time for trying a new cookie recipe in my kitchen. So I hope you have a chance to give this orange walnut chocolate chip cookie a try. It’s a cookie that you can make in advance and serve it when you have unexpected guests.
However, you should not miss out on any opportunity to make these when the mood strikes. This cookie is also great on a buffet table for any party.
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