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Orange Zest Chocolate Chip Cookies

Orange chocolate chip cookies, are amazing chewy chocolate chip cookies topped with just a little orange zest at the end for the perfect citrus flavor burst.
Servings: 14

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tsp Morton Kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup + 2 TBS sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 TBS molasses
  • 8 oz 1/2 cup, or 1 stick butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp chocolate extract (optional - I left it out)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate chips

For the garnish:

  • Sugar in the raw
  • Morton Coarse Sea Salt
  • Orange Zest

Instructions

  • In a stand mixer cream together the salt, both sugars, butter, and molasses.
  • Cream on high until the butter is light and fluffy, scraping down the bowl frequently.
  • Add the eggs one at a time on medium speed.
  • Add the extracts.
  • Sift together the flours and baking soda, add on low speed. Mix until just incorporated.
  • Add the chocolate chips.
  • Heat oven to 300F.
  • Place dough in large balls on a baking pan with plenty of room for them to spread. (Instead of 12 cookies on a sheet I did 6, the dough balls were about twice as big as normal)
  • Flatten to ½”
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes until the edges start to turn golden.**
  • Allow to cool for about 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to let cool completely.

Notes

**For crispy cookies bake for an additional 5 minutes.