Orange Chocolate Brownie Cookies with M&Ms
 
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Serves: 30-35 cookies
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest (the zest of 1 good sized orange)
  • 1 cup dark or milk chocolate M&Ms (I used dark chocolate)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil if you like, then spray with Pam.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir together melted butter and sugars. Mix in the eggs, stirring them in one at a time, then add the vanilla and orange zest.
  4. Gradually stir in the flour mixture, mixing until no streaks of flour remain, but don't overmix (especially if you're using a mixer). Fold in the M&Ms.
  5. Roll the dough into balls, place onto the prepared baking sheet, and press down on them a bit with the palm of your hand (dough balls were a bit larger than 1 inch in diameter). Leave about 2 to 3-inches between cookies to allow for spread.
  6. Bake for 9-11 minutes, until cookies are set at the edges and tops are slightly cracked looking. Cool on baking sheet for 5-10 minutes, until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
Adapted From
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at http://www.thecrepesofwrath.com/2009/08/21/orange-chocolate-brownie-cookies-with-mms/