Flavorful orange and cinnamon spritz cookies with a dark chocolate drizzle. #OXOGoodCookies
This is a very special post. Why? Because it’s for a great cause. I’m proud to be baking a difference with OXO and food bloggers across the country this month by sharing a cookie recipe to benefit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. For each blog post dedicated to this campaign in September, OXO is donating $100 to the fight against childhood cancer. That’s something to shout about!
Now about the recipe. I’m generally a drop or bar cookie kind of baker, but I decided it was time to do something different for this campaign and make spritz cookies with the OXO Good Grips Cookie Press. Would you believe in all my years of baking that I’ve never made them? High time don’t you think? Since chocolate and orange is such a flavorful combination in my book, I decided this would make a great spritz cookie. In addition to a double punch of orange with the extract and fresh orange zest, a little cinnamon gives these cookies just the right spice. Top them off with a dark chocolate drizzle and oh my goodness!
These cookies are disappearing real fast around here. As they’re small and you can pop the whole cookie in your mouth, I find myself eating a few at a time because one just won’t do! Bake a batch today and you’ll see what I mean.
You have a chance to help in this important cause too. For every OXO item sold with the special sticker below, OXO will donate 25 cents in support of pediatric cancer research as part of its $100,000* pledge to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Look for specially marked OXO products at participating retailers. Click here for a guide of the products included in the Bake a Difference campaign.
*In 2014, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through specially marked baking tools, bake sale matches and other fundraising efforts. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a recognized 501c(3) public charity duly incorporated under the laws of the state of New Jersey. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. 100% of proceeds raised by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer fund pediatric cancer research.
OXO Good Grips Cookie Press used in this recipe. Notice the special green label.
Disclosure: I received the cookie press and a few other baking tools from OXO to help in preparing this recipe. The opinions expressed in this post are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
Yield: Approximately 84 cookies
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon orange extract
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon fresh grated orange zest
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon and salt; blend well with wire whisk or fork. Set aside.
- In large bowl, combine butter and sugar; beat on low to medium speed until well blended. Add flour mixture, orange extract, vanilla, grated orange zest and egg; beat on low speed until well blended.
- Place dough in cookie press with desired disk. Press dough out onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to wire rack to cool.
- In small microwave bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening uncovered on High for 45 seconds; stir. Microwave another 10-15 seconds and stir until melted and smooth. Spoon into small resealable freezer plastic bag. Cut small tip off one corner of bag and drizzle over cookies. Let cookies stand until chocolate is set or place in refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes to quickly set.
Amount of cookies depends on disk used in cookie press. I used the buttercup and leaf disks in this recipe and it made 84 cookies.