Chocolate Orange Snaps

I found this recipe around the Holidays and used it for the Cookie Swap Play dates that are always happening in my circle of Mommy Friends around that time of year.  But honestly…these cookies don’t just taste good in December.  They are delicious year round.  Use different cookie cutter shapes, bake them and add some decorating fun to it with the kids and you have a fun filled afternoon, with yummy cookies to enjoy.  Just make sure you don’t eat them all at once.


  • 1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
  • 1 Large Egg (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Orange Zest


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, cocoa and baking powder.
  • Using a standing mixer or hand mixer in a bowl, cream the sugar and butter for 3-4 minutes until it is light and airy.
  • Add the egg and orange zest and mix for an additional minute.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet until the dough comes together.
  • Remove and shape the dough into a flat disk and place between two pieces of parchment paper.
  • Roll dough out until it is 1/4” thick.  Cut into shapes using cookie cutters.
  • Place cookies on a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet and bake: 10 minutes if you want your cookies to be slightly soft or 12 minutes if you like them crispy.
  • Cool the cookies on a wire rack and decorate once cooled.


(Recipe by: Catherine McCord, Weelicious)


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Published on: March 5, 2012 | Tags: , ,

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