A different take on the classic Jaffa's flavour. Soft sweet cookies with chunks of dark chocolate and a zesty finish of orange. These Orange Chocolate Chunk Cookies are a hit!
Honestly, I forgot how good a simple chocolate-chunk cookie like this could be. Just simple ingredients with your own little twist can be so delicious. I love the addition of the orange; it brings a nice citrus twist and a balance to the sweetness of it all. Tip: The chunkier the chocolate chips, the better!
It’s hard to only stop with one of these Orange Chocolate Chunk Cookies, so I say treat yourself and why not go for two or even three? They won’t last for very long; you may as well have as many as you can!
1 hour 15 minutes
20 minutes
1 hour 35 minutes


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature, very soft
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • One egg
  • One egg yolk
  • zest of 1/2 orange
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 1/2 tsp juice of an orange
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 290g dark chocolate chips


  1. Beat together the softened butter and the sugars with a handheld electric mixer or by hand until smooth and slightly lighter in colour.
  2. Add in the egg and egg yolk and mix until well combined.
  3. Then mix in the orange zest, vanilla and orange juice.
  4. Mix in the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; when it’s almost come together, add in the chocolate chips and mix until just combined. We don’t want to over-mix!
  5. Scoop into balls; I used a generous soup spoon scoop and got about 16 cookies. (I prefer to make them taller than wider to get a chunkier cookie).
  6. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. (They can be placed relatively close together to chill)
  7. Chill in the fridge for an hour minimum or freezer for 20-30 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees about halfway through the chilling time.
  9. Once the oven has preheated, cook for 10-12 minutes, 6-8 at a time; depending on your tray size, you want them to have room to spread.
  10. Store in an airtight container. These cookies also freeze well.