Chocolate and Orange is one of my very favorite flavor combinations! I always keep a bottle of orange extract on hand for when the inspiration strikes.
Not too long ago I found a recipe for Cake Batter Cookies on Pinterest. They were made by Mommy Hates Cooking (I love the name of her blog by the way!) Over the weekend I was in a baking mood and went back through my Tasty Dessert And Snack Recipes board and was reminded of this recipe so I decided to make them.
I made a couple of changes to her recipe, so this is mine.
- 1 Box of Yellow Cake Mix
- 1 1/2 tsp Orange Extract
- 1/2 Cup Oil
- 1/2 Cup Applesauce
- 1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 2 Eggs
Servings: 3 Dozen
Preheat the oven to 350*.
Mix the orange extract, oil, apple sauce, and eggs and then mix in the cake mix. Add chocolate chips and mix well.
IMPORTANT: Let the dough chill for several hours. It will be easier to work with, and the cookies will be fluffier.
Drop the dough on greased cookie sheets in tablespoonfuls.
Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes.
If you noticed the Orange Extract is not included because it was a last minute addition, and it was such a good decision!
The picture on the left is right after everything has been mixed, the picture on the right is after the dough has chilled for several hours. Can you tell the difference already?
Drop the dough by spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake, and they come out smelling AMAZING and looking oh so tasty!
The combination of chocolate and orange is just right, and the cookie is light and fluffy. My kids loved them and ate them up, and I am already thinking that I need to make another batch. SO GOOD!