Orange-Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Looking for a change from chocolate chip cookies? Orange gumdrops and chocolate chunks flavor a super-size, super-yummy cookie.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 20

3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup shortening
2
teaspoons grated orange peel
3
tablespoons orange juice
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup semisweet chocolate chunks (6 oz)
1
bag (10.5 oz) orange slice gumdrop candies (21 candies), cut into thirds

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat sugars, butter, shortening, orange peel, orange juice, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until creamy. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chunks and orange candies.
  • 2 Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls about 3 inches apart onto ungreased large cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Expert Tips

A trick for making drop cookies the same size and shape: Use a spring-handled cookie or ice-cream scoop. A #16 scoop holds 1/4 cup dough.

Cookie dough can be covered and refrigerated up to 24 hours before baking. If it's too firm, let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
29g
29%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.