Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies

/// March 8th, 2017

Gooey Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies are insanely decadent and delicious!!!

Gooey Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies are insanely decadent and delicious!!!

Hello, hello! Here are those cookies I teased you with on Instagram yesterday…

Chocolate Orange BROWNIE Cookies, to be exact. They’re rich, chewy, and SO chocolatey. The fresh pop of orange balances everything out and adds an incredibly unique and intriguing flavor profile. I baked a few dozen for a party last weekend and left with nothing but crumbs and requests for the recipe! That’s how I measure recipe success 😉

Gooey Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies are insanely decadent and delicious!!!

Gooey Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies are insanely decadent and delicious!!!

Tips and Tricks for Recipe Success:

  • You will need semi-sweet chocolate and orange chocolate for this recipe. I used Lindt intense orange and Lindt semi-sweet chocolate (not sponsored! just the truth.), but feel free to use your favorite brand. Just be sure you use real chocolate for this recipe, and not chocolate chips! You can click here and here to see other orange chocolate options.
  • The batter will need to be scooped, not rolled. It will be much different in texture than your typical cookie dough, but don’t be alarmed by this! To make the scooping step as easy as possible, I like to use a lightly greased 1/4 cup measuring spoon to scoop up the cookie dough.
  • Make sure you leave a good inch in between each mound of cookie dough – they spread!
  • Do not skip the salt! These cookies are very chocolate heavy; the salt helps balance everything out.
  • For a VERY intense orange flavor, try adding 1/2 teaspoon of orange extract.
  • When it comes time to bake your cookies, you’re going to preheat your oven to 325 degrees (F), BUT once you pop the cookies in the oven, you’re going to immediately turn the temperature down to 300 degrees (F)! This low baking temperature gives the cookies a shiny, almost brownie like exterior, and an ultra gooey fudge interior.
  • Don’t over bake! These cookies only need about 16 minutes in the oven. Over baking will result in dry cookies.
  • These cookies must – I repeat – MUST cool completely on the tray. I usually leave the room for a good 30 minutes before I even think about sneaking one off the tray.
  • If you’d like your chocolate orange brownies to look like mine, top them with a few chunks of orange chocolate right when they come out of the oven.

Gooey Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies are insanely decadent and delicious!!!

Gooey Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies are insanely decadent and delicious!!!

Rich chocolate, vibrant orange, and an incredible texture make these cookies irresistible! Can’t wait to hear how yours turn out :)

Gooey Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies are insanely decadent and delicious!!!

If you try this recipe for Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies, let me know what you think! Leave a comment below, and don’t forget to snap a pic and tag it #bakerbynature on instagram! Seeing your creations makes my day ♥

Gooey Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies are insanely decadent and delicious!!!

Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: one dozen large cookies

Serving Size: one cookie

These Gooey Chocolate Orange Truffle Cookies are insanely decadent!


  • 1 cup plus 2 and 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (be sure not to pack your flour)
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 7 ounces orange chocolate, chopped (I used Lindt intense orange, but also linked to some other great brands in my post)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees (F). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper, lightly spray them with non-stick spray, and set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large, microwave safe bowl, combine the semi-sweet chopped chocolate and butter. Heat them in the microwave for 15 second increments, mixing in between each, until butter and chocolate are completely melted and can easily be whisked smooth. Whisk in the vanilla, then whisk in both sugars and orange zest. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in milk.
  4. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and stir to combine - be sure not to over mix here!
  5. Fold in the chopped orange chocolate, stirring until everything is just combined. (You may want to reserve a few pieces of the chopped orange chocolate to press onto the warm cookies right after they come out of the oven.)
  6. Scoop 1/4 cupfuls of the batter onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake one tray at a time, reducing the oven temperature to 300 degrees after you've put them in the oven. Bake for 16 to 19 minutes, or until the edges are set and the tops are dark and shiny. Press a few extra chocolate chunks on top of the warm cookies, if desired. Allow cookies to completely cool on the baking sheet before serving.

11 thoughts on “Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies

  1. Juliet

    I cant wait to bake these at the weekend. One little question, Im in England and we are used to weighing the ingredients. I’ve managed to buy some “cups” but with the 2 tablespoons of butter, it this level or rounded.

    1. Tea

      Hi Juliet,
      I’m in Sweden and bought me some cups too!
      2 tablespoons of butter = 30 grams
      Baking these tomorrow :)

  2. Janelise

    OMG – These are a Chocoholics Ultimate Dream!!! I made them yesterday and if it wasn’t for will-power, there would be none left. They seriously are unbelievable! Thank you – I will share them with friends…No, truly, I will!! Promise.

  3. Stephanie

    I just made these. They flavours are great but the texture seems a bit off. Mine turned out a bit puffy and tall and didn’t get the shiny surface. Any idea why this is? I was careful with my measurements and also used Lindt chocolate.

    1. bakerbynature Post author

      Hi Stephanie. I’m so glad you enjoyed the flavor! Now let’s try and figure out why the texture was off… 😉 It sounds like they may have over baked. It’s possible your oven runs hot, so I would start checking on them a little earlier next time. I hope that helps!

      1. Stephanie

        Thanks for replying! That could definitely be it. My oven is not so amazing and seems to struggle to maintain a constant heat. I will try making them again and this time keep a closer eye on the thermometer. whoot! I have an excuse to make them again. Ha ha! They really are delicious. Thanks for the recipe!


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