Orange Glaze Chocolate Cookies

January 15, 2024

Tender and buttery chocolate cookies, as a delightful blend of orange zest and chocolate, generously topped with a sweet orange glaze.

Cooking time:
20 minutes

Orange Glaze Chocolate Cookies


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • zest from one orange
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Optional to add into the dough:

  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon softened cream cheese

Orange Glaze Chocolate Cookies

1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Cream together butter, sugar, and orange zest. Add egg and vanilla extract.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients.
4. Roll heaping tablespoons of dough into balls, place on the sheet, and flatten slightly. Bake for 13 minutes.
5. Cool on the sheet before transferring to a wire rack. Repeat with remaining dough.
6. For the glaze: mix powdered sugar, orange juice, zest, melted butter, and softened cream cheese. Spoon onto cookies or dip tops in the icing. Sprinkle with extra orange zest for garnish.

Orange Glaze Chocolate Cookies