1cupsemi sweet chocolate chipsmini or regular both work
½cuppowdered sugaror more if needed
To make these cookies, begin by mixing your dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, sugar, brown sugar, salt, baking soda) in a large mixing bowl. Stir well with a large spoon.
Next, mix in your wet ingredients and mix with a hand mixer until well combined. Be careful not to over mix the dough. Stir the chocolate chips in with a large spoon.
Let your dough chill in your fridge for at least one hour, preferably two. After the dough is chilled, form balls from about 2 tablespoons of dough.
Roll each ball in the granulated sugar and then in the powdered sugar. Place on a greased baking sheet, leaving room for the cookies to spread.
Bake the cookies for 11 to 13 minutes. I recommend using a parchment paper (not wax paper) lined baking sheet. You can also use a greased cookie sheet if you do not have any parchment paper on hand. Let the cookies rest for about 10 minutes on the baking sheet before carefully transferring to a cooling rack.
Because these cookies finish baking on the tray, be sure that your oven is fully preheated before baking them or they will not bake completely.
Be sure to chill the dough before baking, it is a must. Do not skip this step.
If you really want a strong orange flavor add an additional ½ of a teaspoon extra orange extract. The recipe as is has a subtle orange flavor.
The cookies may seem too soft when they come out of the oven but they will finish baking on the sheet. You will know they are done because the tops should be crinkled.