Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don’t think I’ve ever met a person with a sweet tooth the size of mine.

I can pretty confidently say that I would almost always choose something sweet over salty, and if I could, I would eat only dessert and never eat a real meal.

Okay maybe I’m exaggerating, but I love sweets.

Regardless, sometimes we all need a break from our dear loves.

Sugar and I are taking a break.  Not for long.  For two weeks, until Thanksgiving.

In the meantime, I bid sugar farewell by making some Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies for my class this past Wednesday.

Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

adapted from Smitten Kitchen

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar (Note: I used all plain white sugar)
1 tbsp vanilla
1 egg
1 egg yolk
zest of 3 oranges
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream together butter and sugars.  Add vanilla, eggs and orange zest.  Add dry ingredients (except chocolate chips).  Mix until combined, fold in chocolate chips.

Chill the dough while you preheat the oven to 350F.  Bake tbsp sized amounts of dough for about 9 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.  Allow to cool and enjoy!

Pretty tasty.  They were gone in about 5 minutes! I say that’s a good sign.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!