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Orange Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookie

orange gingerbread cookie


A soft gingerbread cookie infused with orange and filled with chocolate chips. It’s a drop cookie, so much easier to prepare and makes the kitchen smell wonderful while baking. šŸ™‚


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350Ā° F. Line cookie sheets with parchment
  2. Beat together butter, sugar and zest until fluffy.
  3. Add egg; mix until well combined.
  4. Stir in molasses and milk.
  5. Add flour, baking soda, salt and spices and stir well until a thick, smooth batter forms.
  6. Stir in chocolate chipsĀ and drop dough by rounded teaspoonsful onto greased baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes, or until bottoms are very lightly browned – do not overbake.
  8. Cool for 2 minutes on pans before removing to racks to cool completely.

Makes 24 -27 cookies


Cranberry Nut Bread



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • juice from medium orange
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • water
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350Ā°F. Spray loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients. Add orange zest set aside.
  3. Combine oil, orange juice and enough water to make Ā a combined 3/4 cup. Stir into dry ingredients.
  4. Add beaten egg.Ā Mix in cranberries, and nuts.
  5. Pour into prepared loaf pan. bake for 55-60 minutes.

Yield: 8-10 pieces

Cool in pan for 30 minutes.

Malibu Sunrise Cookies

Malibu SunriseIngredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut, finely ground
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon triplesec
  • 2 tablespoons Malibu rum
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract


Preheat oven to 375Ā°F. Ā In a small bowl stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and coconut extract. Mix in orange zest, coconut, orange juice, triplesec and Malibu. Gradually blend in dry ingredients.

Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough on ungreased cookies sheet.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet for 2-3Ā minutesĀ beforeĀ transferringĀ to wire rack to cool.

Yield 21-24 cookies.


Tiger Butterfly


Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine. ~Jeffrey Glassberg

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