Dark Chocolate Orange Snickerdoodles

You are in for a treat with these soft and chewy dark chocolate orange snickerdoodles. It’s a twist on a classic snickerdoodle that will leave you drooling for more.

dark chocolate orange snickerdoodles on cooling rack

The Story Behind Dark Chocolate Orange Snickerdoodles

My husband LOVES cookies and theseDark Chocolate Orange Snickerdoodles are no exception. Lately, I have really enjoyed whipping up new flavor combinations, and he declared this one a winner.

I created this recipe because I had been thinking about one of my husband’s other favorite treats, which are chocolate oranges. You know the ones that you get around Christmas time and whack on the counter to make it break into slices. He loves those, and he will usually have one hiding at the bottom of his stocking.

The chocolate orange is such a classic holiday flavor combination, that I thought, “why not turn this into a cookie?” A lot of times, I will have to tweak a recipe a few times, but this one turned out fantastic the first time. I really wanted to have a soft and chewy cookie and knew that a chocolate snickerdoodle would be a great vehicle for orange infused sugar.

TheseDark Chocolate Orange Snickerdoodles would be great at any time during the year, but especially around the holidays. Your neighbors would love theseDark Chocolate Orange Snickerdoodles, or you can just make them and keep them for yourselves. Either way, they are sure to be gobbled up.

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dark chocolate orange snickerdoodles on cooling rack

Dark Chocolate Orange Snickerdoodles

You are in for a treat with these soft and chewy dark chocolate orange snickerdoodles. It’s a twist on a classic snickerdoodle that will leave you drooling for more.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ⅔ cup all-purpose flour sifted
  • ¼ cup dark cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • zest of 1 orange

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. About 2 minutes.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla extract and continue to mix until everything is well combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl if necessary.
  • Add in all the remaining ingredients and mix until just combined. You should not see any white flour.
  • Roll the dough into large (2 TBS) sized balls, and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of sugar with the zest of an entire orange. Mix together with your hands or small spoon until all the sugar is slightly orange and zest is evenly distributed.
  • Roll each dough ball into the sugar and place on a baking sheet. Place between 9-12 cookies on each cookie sheet.
  • Bake cookies for 8 minutes.
  • Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

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