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Chocolate Orange Drop Cookies

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 12 minutes

Servings: 3 dozen cookies



  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sifted all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 °F.

Mix together in large mixing bowl butter, cream cheese, sugar, egg, orange zest and vanilla flavoring. Blend well. In a medium bowl, whisk salt into flour. Add flour mixture 1/4 cup at a time into wet ingredients until just mixed. Stir in chocolate chips. Lightly grease baking sheet and using a teaspoon drop mix on baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake 12 minutes.

Notes from the Paula Deen Test Kitchen: This is a cake type cookie. Best when eaten the day of preparation.