Orange Chocolate Chunk Cookies
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 heaping teaspoon grated orange peel
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 cup butter, room temperature
2 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure orange extract
1 1/2 cups, 8 ounces, semisweet chocolate coarsely chopped
In medium bowl, combine flour, soda, salt and orange peel.
In mixing bowl, blend sugars at medium speed. Add butter and mix until a grainy paste. Add eggs and extract and beat until light and fluffy, scraping sides of mixing bowl as necessary.
At low speed, add flour mixture and chocolate to butter/sugar mixture. Mix until just combined, do not over mix.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in 300 degree oven for 24-26 minutes or until cookies start to brown around the edges. Do not bother allowing to cool before enjoying.