McKenna Family – Florida Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

There’s nothing like a McKenna family dinner, especially when it ends with amazing homemade desserts from our family recipe book. As a family of citrus growers, we love to include a touch of Florida Orange in our desserts. One of our favorites is Florida Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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  • 2 tsp. Florida Orange zest
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 package of 12 oz. white chocolate chips
  • 2 squares of 2 oz. white chocolate to melt and drizzle on top
  • 2 squares of 2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate to melt and drizzle on top


McKenna Family – Florida Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies
Step 1:

Heat oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 2:

Grease cookie sheets with butter or cooking spray.

Step 3:

In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.

Step 4:

 In a separate bowl, mix butter and sugar.

Step 5:

Add in egg and Florida Orange zest to butter and sugar mixture.

Step 6:

Place mixer on low and slowly add in remaining dry ingredients.

Step 7:

Stir in white chocolate chips.

Step 8:

Form tablespoon sized balls and place on greased cookie sheet.

Step 9:

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 10:

Melt white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate squares in microwave.

Step 11:

Drizzle melted white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate over warm cookies for a sweet touch.

Fun Tips:

Package cookies up in a decorative tin for a tasty gift idea.

Try with milk to complete a traditional favorite.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size60
Amount per serving
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat6.3g 8%
    • Saturated Fat3.8g 19%
    • Trans Fat11.8g
  • Cholesterol12.5mg 4%
  • Sodium44.5mg 2%
  • Total Carbohydrate12.7g 5%
    • Total Sugars8.9g 18%
  • Protein1.1g 2%
  • Vitamin A100.8mcg 11%
  • Vitamin C0mg 0%
  • Calcium19.1mg 1%
  • Iron.3mg 2%
  • Thiamin.04mg 3%
  • Folate9.9mcg 2%
  • Potassium36.5mg 1%
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.