Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies - Baker by Nature (2024)

by Ashley Manila 75 Comments

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

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Chocolate Orange Cookies

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

Chocolate and 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 😉

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Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies - Baker by Nature (3)How to make Chocolate Orange Cookies

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 thinkabout 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.

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

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More Cookie Recipes:

  • Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies
  • Soft Batch Double Chocolate Fudge Cookies

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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 ♥

Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies

Ashley Manila

These Gooey Chocolate Orange Truffle Cookies are insanely decadent!

4.55 from 20 votes


Prep Time 15 minutes mins

Cook Time 20 minutes mins

Inactive Time 15 minutes mins

Total Time 50 minutes mins

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Servings 10 cookies


  • 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)


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees (F). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper, lightly spray them with non-stick spray, and set aside.

  • In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

  • 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.

  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and stir to combine - be sure not to over mix here!

  • 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.)

  • 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.

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  1. Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies - Baker by Nature (14)Tracy M says

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    I made these over the weekend and they turned out so amazing! Just the right amount of orange. They are fluffy and delicious! Adding the extra chocolate chunks on top was wonderful, they looked just like yours. This was a test batch, now I’m excited to make them for friends and family. Thank you for the recipe!


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What's the difference between a brownie and a chocolate cookie? ›

This is where the two most important differences in the ingredients can be found, the first being the cocoa powder in the brownies, and the second being the baking soda in the cookies, which adds to the complexities of its flavor profile.

How long have brownies been around? ›

The brownie was developed in the United States at the end of the 19th century and popularized there during the first half of the 20th century.

Why is brownie called brownie? ›

A chocolate brownie (or simply called a brownie) is an American dessert or snack made with chocolate. It is named after the color brown. It tastes like a cross between a cake and a cookie. Unlike other cakes, it is baked without baking powder so it is much thicker.

Where did chocolate chip cookies originate? ›

The original recipe was created in the late 1930s by Ruth Wakefield who famously ran the Toll House restaurant in Whitman, Massachusetts. The delicious mix of crispy cookie and melted chocolate chunks first appeared in her 1938 cookbook “Tried and True,” and was intended to accompany ice cream.

Which is healthier cookies or brownies? ›

One chocolate chip cookie also has considerably fewer calories than a brownie, with the average brownie containing about 130 calories. Considering that brownies and chocolate chip cookies have comparable nutritional profiles, neither is better for you than the other.

What is the old version of brownies? ›

Did you know that Brownies were originally called 'Rosebuds'? Rosebuds was established in 1914 for girls to join before they became Guides. Just one year later, the name was changed to Brownies. Brownies are the second-youngest members of the Girlguiding family, for girls aged between 7 and 10.

What country invented brownies? ›

Brownies are thought to be of US origin, the name derived from their color (brown) and from the mythical pixie-like characters common in children's stories from the same time period. One story suggests that brownies were invented at the Palmer House in Chicago in 1892.

What city invented the brownie? ›

Nearly as iconic an American dessert as the chocolate-chip cookie, the brownie was created in 1893 at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago's Loop.

Can boys join brownies? ›

When we asked girls like you what they'd like, they told us they wanted Girlguiding to still be just for girls. So no boys allowed!

What is a brownie called in England? ›

Hobs and hearth spirits

Especially in Yorkshire and Lancashire, brownies are known as "Hobs" due to their association with the hearth. Like brownies, Hobs would leave forever if presented with clothing.

Is a brownie a fairy or an elf? ›

brownie, in English and Scottish folklore, a small, industrious fairy or hobgoblin believed to inhabit houses and barns. Rarely seen, he was often heard at night, cleaning and doing housework; he also sometimes mischievously disarranged rooms.

What country are cookies from? ›

The Origin of the Cookie

They date back as early as 7th Century A.D. Persia which is now Iran. They were one of the first countries to grow and harvest sugar cane. With war and exploration eventually sugar was introduced to the Mediterranean area and European countries and so were cookies.

What do cookies mean in slang? ›

(slang, dated) An attractive young woman. (slang, vulgar) The vulva.

Are chocolate chip cookies older than Oreos? ›

In 1938, the chocolate chip cookie was reportedly invented by Ruth Wakefield, who ran the Toll House restaurant with her husband in Massachusetts. Chocolate chip cookies, however, as much of a classic as they have become today, were actually pre-dated by Oreos by 26 years.

Why is a cookie called a cookie? ›

From 1808, the word "cookie" is attested " the sense of "small, flat, sweet cake" in American English. The American use is derived from Dutch koekje "little cake", which is a diminutive of "koek" ("cake"), which came from the Middle Dutch word "koke".

Is A brownie considered a cookie? ›

By definition, a brownie is a cookie – more specifically, a bar cookie. A piece of cake is eaten with a fork. A cookie is finger food. Brownies are made in a pan, cut into individual portions, and are most often eaten with hands, not forks, placing them squarely in the cookie camp.

Why are brownies considered a cookie? ›

(The brownie is classified as a bar cookie rather than a cake. That's because brownies are finger food, like cookies, and cake is eaten with a fork). There are thousands of recipes, both “cake” types and “fudge” types. Either is perfectly correct—and delicious.

Are brownies technically cookies? ›

Brownies are considered cookies, probably because they're generally cut into small squares. They're sometimes made in a larger pan and decorated, birthday cake style. In that case, you have a brownie cake or brownie pizza if it's made in a pizza pan.

What's the difference between brownie batter and cookie batter? ›

Brownie batter is typically smoother with a more liquid consistency while cookie dough is thicker with more flour – allowing it to hold its shape better and be formed into cookies.


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