This is a perfect cookie for the chocolate orange lover! The orange flavor is not overwhelming, but orange zest and finely chopped orange chocolate make for a wonderfully rich chocolate cookie with a brownie-like outer crust and soft fudgy center.
I like to use the Lindt brand Intense Orange Dark Chocolate, but you can use any orange flavored dark chocolate.
Thumbprint cookies of all varieties are always favorites around here. These apricot thumbprints are a light almond flavored shortbread cookie filled with sweet apricot jam and drizzled with an almond glaze.
To avoid cracks in your baked cookies, be sure to not pack the flour when measuring, and keep the dough covered while shaping cookies to keep the dough from drying out. (And don’t overbake. Cookies should be just barely starting to brown on the bottoms.)
For a fuller jam center, I like to add a little extra jam to the centers after baking.
Made with or without chocolate chips, these toffee-studded drop cookies are always a favorite. The browned butter helps develop a rich and nutty flavor to an easy to make cookie. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt for an extra punch of flavor.
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