I had no idea that when I came up with this recipe the result would taste almost exactly like a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. If that’s a thing that you like, then you will like these, guaranteed.
Preheat your oven to 375°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Take an orange and zest it.
Enjoy that fragrance.
Eat the orange. It’s good for you.
In a small bowl, whisk together 3/4 cup all purpose flour, 1/3 cup cocoa, and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and 1/2 cup brown sugar, until fluffy and pale (like a vampire corgi?).
Beat in 1 egg and the orange zest.
Slowly add in the flour/cocoa mixture. Beat on low, or you will end up with flour and cocoa up your nose. Guaranteed.
Dump in 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup dried sweetened cranberries and stir to combine.
Drop the cookies from a tablespoon onto your baking sheets (or freeze them in balls for later, which I also did).
Bake for 8 minutes, rotating halfway through, until just set in the centre. Allow them to sit on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. And then of course you will need to eat them.