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Fluffy and soft on the inside, but crisp around the edges, these Chocolate Orange Crinkle Cookies will be your new favorite to leave for Santa!
Chocolate and orange is a nostalgic Christmas flavor pairing for me, thanks to years of chocolate oranges in our stockings! These cookies taste just like that childhood treat.
The bright orange flavor in these cookies are thanks to LorAnn Orange Bakery Emulsion. Unlike an alcohol-based extract, their bakery emulsions are water-based, so the flavor won’t bake out.
The beautiful look of these cookies is thanks to being rolled in Dixie Crystals powdered sugar before baking. They puff up when the bake, giving the distinct “crinkle” effect. The contrast between the dark chocolate dough and the white powdered sugar makes for a really stunning effect.
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Chocolate Orange Crinkle Cookies
(adapted from Little Bits Of)
Makes 3 dozen cookies
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups Dixie Crystals white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. LorAnn Orange Bakery Emulsion
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup Dixie Crystals powdered sugar
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the cocoa powder, white sugar, and oil until it comes together.
Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the vanilla and Orange Bakery Emulsion.
In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly mix into the wet ingredients until just combined.
Cover dough with plastic wrap and chill for at least four hours.
When ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough into 1″ balls. Roll each ball in powdered sugar to cover, and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a baking sheet to cool completely.
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