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Gooey, thick, GIANT chocolate orange NYC cookies! 

Chocolate orange NYC cookies

Oh hey there, my favourite cookie in the world. Ever. Meet, the new chocolate orange recipe on my blog.. the chocolate orange NYC cookies!! I have had so many requests for these because of the downright adoration for my other NYC cookies, I thought it was about time!

So.. this recipe, was always going to happen. I’ve made it a few times myself already, and lots of my readers have made these already by swapping out the other chocolates in my other cookies – but I had so many requests for a blog post I didn’t want to say no!

NYC cookies

My NYC cookies are slight variations on recipes that are already on my website. For example, the original chocolate chip NYC cookies are extremely similar to my cookie bar recipes – their are only a few differences to create the giant chunky effect!

This is the same with most recipes – there will always be similarities. Add in some baking powder, change the method slightly and how much the cookie weighs – and you have a new style. The basics will always be the same, but it doesn’t mean you can’t make even more cookies!

Chocolate orange

I thought these beauties deserved a post to themselves because you guys wanted it, but also because the limited edition white Terry’s chocolate orange has been brought out again – and I couldn’t resist using them. I love them!

I won’t be lying when I say I went searching until I found them – and then I bought SO MANY. I have a small portion of my ingredients cupboard dedicated to all things chocolate orange, especially as Christmas is coming, so it only seemed right!


Of course, they won’t be around all the time – but you can use any flavour Terry’s chocolate orange you want. Dark, milk or white – or, you can use a different chocolate orange themed chocolate! Lindt, Cadbury’s orange buttons, and so on – you can even just use plain flavour and use the orange extract in the cookie for the orange!

Triple chocolate base

I decided for these to use my triple chocolate NYC cookies as the start – because I adore the chocolate base. They are, of course, extremely similar to my Terry’s chocolate orange cookies that have been on my blog for five years already though! 


If you don’t like chocolate orange, you probably aren’t reading this post… but just in case you are, the same basis works for other flavours (I mean, I might post more recipes anyway… but just in case) – you can use mint chocolate, lemon, anything! Just swap out the chocolate and flavouring.

Ingredient swaps

If you would like to make these a plain base rather than chocolate, you just need to take out the cocoa powder, and increase the flour to 300g! If you want to use self raising flour instead of plain flour – do a straight swap, and leave out the baking powder. 


As mentioned in lots of my other cookie related posts – I MUCH PREFER using granulated sugar and brown soft sugars for the best results – and don’t often use caster sugar at all. It can change the texture and end results – so, if you don’t have granulated use all brown sugar, and vice versa!


Just as a warning, these cookies are huge (part of the NYC Cookie theme) – but if you want to make smaller ones you can. 80g cookies take about 9-10 minutes to bake, and 60g cookies will take about 8 minutes! 

I hope you guys love this recipe! Enjoy! x

Chocolate Orange NYC Cookies!

Giant gooey triple chocolate NYC cookies based on the famous cookies from New York City!! 
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Category: Cookies
Type: Cookies
Keyword: chocolate chip
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 32 minutes
Servings: 8 Cookies
Author: Jane's Patisserie


  • 125 g unsalted Butter
  • 100 g light brown sugar
  • 75 g white granulated sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp orange extract (Or zest of 1 orange)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional!)
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 35 g cocoa powder
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 300 g chocolate orange chocolate, chopped

Optional Topping

  • Chocolate Orange Segments


  • Add your butter and sugars to a bowl and beat until creamy - I use my stand mixer with the beater attachment!
  • Add in your egg, and orange extract or orange zest and beat again. If using the vanilla, add it in now as well!
  • Add in the plain flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, and salt and beat till a cookie dough is formed!
  • Add in your chopped chocolate orange chocolate and beat till they're distributed well!
  • Weigh your cookies out into eight cookie dough balls - they're about 115-120g each!
  • Once they're rolled into balls, put your cookie dough in the freezer for at least 30 minutes, or in the fridge for an hour or so!
  • Whilst the cookie dough is chilling, preheat your oven to 180C Fan, or 200C regular! If your oven runs hot, go for 160C-170c.
  • Take your cookies out of the freezer/fridge and put onto a lined baking tray. I put four cookies per tray!
  • Bake the cookies in the oven for 12-14 minutes. I don't personally flatten the cookies, as they flatten enough during baking - however, if you like flat cookies, flatten them a bit before baking.
  • Once baked, add on another piece of chocolate orange and press down slightly to stick to the cookie. Leave the cookies to cool on the tray for at least 30 minutes, as they will continue to bake whilst cooling!
  • ENJOY!


  • I used a mixture of milk, dark and white terry's chocolate orange - but you can use any combination!
  • These are best eaten on the day of baking, but can be revived by microwaving for 15-30 seconds, or putting into a hot oven for 2-3 minutes!
  • You can freeze the raw cookie dough easily, and bake from frozen if you don't want to bake the entire batch! If you are baking straight from frozen you may need to bake for 1 or 2 extra minutes.
  • Once baked, these will last for 4-5+ days!
  • If you can't access one of the sugars, use all of the other one - i.e. all granulated, or all light brown sugar. Using other sugars can change the texture. 
  • You can make the cookies half size (60g) and bake for about 8 minutes. 
  • You can make the cookies slightly smaller (about 80g) and bake for about 9-10 minutes! 


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  1. Sháneen on March 31, 2024 at 10:26 pm

    Hey is it possible to still bake these when you don’t have a mixer? I’m currently living in a hostel so don’t have access to a mixer, literally just a wooden spoon but love these and want to make them for my friends birthday! I’m aware it will probably take much longer but just wanted to check if it’s still possible!
    Thanks 🙂

  2. Tara on March 31, 2024 at 10:18 pm

    Hey, I’ve made these several times at home and love them however wanted to check if it’s possible to make them without a mixer? I currently live in a hostel so don’t have access to any kind of mixer, just a wooden spoon haha. I’m aware it will probably take much longer, but checking if it’s still possible before buying ingredients?

  3. Amy on December 31, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    5 stars
    I made these today but used caster sugar and saw that you suggested not to use it but they still turned out good!!! I also used only 200gms of choc chips and 100gms of walnuts
    I will definitely be making again using the right sugar next time. Can’t wait to bake more amazing recipe

  4. Rosie on December 16, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Hi Jane,
    I’ve made these a few times now and always get such wonderful comments, thank you for making me good a baking!
    I normally make them half the size at 60g but I have been asked if I could make them half the size again at 30g or 40g. How long would you recommend in the oven at this size….?
    Thanks again x

  5. Anna sweeney on December 14, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    5 stars
    Love the recipe! If i wanted to make it plain cookie base (as in not chocolate if that makes sense!) would i just take out the cocoa powder and replace it with flour?
    Thank you!

    • Jane's Patisserie on December 20, 2021 at 10:32 am

      Hiya! Take a look at my Chocolate Chip NYC Cookie recipe! Hope this helps! x

  6. Sheralee on October 19, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    5 stars
    Fantastic Cookies!
    The shop didn’t have any Terrys chocolate orange so I used Dairy milk Orange instead and they were delicious!
    Plateful we’re gone in minutes!

  7. Beckie on June 25, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    Hi, hoping to bake these tomorrow, but could only get 200g of orange chocolate. I have milk chocolate, which I can make up the extra 100g with, but worried it wont taste as orangey! Should I put extra orange essence/orange zest in to compensate? Thanks!

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 28, 2021 at 7:48 pm

      Yeah you can put either in!! Would be tasty! x

  8. Teyanne on June 3, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    Could you swap 25g of flour for cornflour like in your other recipes?

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 4, 2021 at 9:37 am

      Hello, you can do I just don’t necessarily think its as important in chocolate cookie dough xx

  9. Jane Goode on February 25, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    Hi I want to make this into a kinder. For the Terrys chocolate orange do you recommend the chunks to be the kinder chocolate or bueno bars?

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 26, 2021 at 3:34 pm

      Yeah – just use the chocolate chunks (see my kinder bueno cookies) as on those I only put bueno on top x

  10. Rose on February 16, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    5 stars
    Love, love, love these Orange choc NY cookies, I would highly recommend these, I am new to all this baking but Jane’s recipes are so easy to follow with amazing results.

  11. Amy on February 4, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    If I made the dough on Tuesday but kept it in rolled balls in the fridge, will they still be ok to cook on Saturday morning? They are incredible! I love all you recipes x

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 6, 2021 at 4:57 pm

      I say maximum in the fridge is 48 hours – ideally just freeze and bake from frozen! x

  12. Karina Diaz on February 2, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    5 stars
    I tried making these but they didn’t flatten on their own in the oven they kind of domed! So I flattened them with a spatula when they came out the oven but any idea why this might it have happened? thank you! x

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 2, 2021 at 1:48 pm

      This can happen if the cookie dough balls are too tightly rolled or the cookie dough is over beaten!

  13. Alysha on January 17, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    5 stars
    First time baking these and Oh My Gosh! AMAZING! Thank you for all your great recipes x

  14. Esther on January 11, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Hi! First of all: your recipes are the BEST. I love how you write a short introduction and how the ingredients can easily be switched from grams to ounces. It makes it all very fool proof (which I am, a fool 😉 Lately I am dreaming of a White Chocolate and Lemon NYC Cookie. However, I have doubts about the amount of lemon zest I will have to put in. May I ask your opinion? Will the amount of zest come to the same as with the orange in this cookie? I wonder if I could incorporate Lemon Curd in the cookie although I do not know what happens when this is exposed to heat.. do you have any expierence with this? Thank you for sharing!


    • Jane's Patisserie on January 11, 2021 at 8:46 pm

      Yes so lemon zest would be used in the same way as in this recipe, but I wouldn’t know about the curd – I imagine it wouldn’t end well! x

  15. Kirsty on January 8, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    5 stars
    I loved these, I do like most things with orange chocolate. They were a little too sweet for my partner but he ate them regardless as they are still absolutely delicious.

  16. Nadine on January 5, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    5 stars
    Your cookies are amazing! I totally adore them!
    My husband said they are a bit too sweet for him, can I just leave out a certain amounting sugar or does this affect the consistency?

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 6, 2021 at 9:52 am

      Changing any quantities can change the consistency – you could try using slightly salted butter maybe, or add a pinch more salt?

  17. Grace on January 4, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    5 stars
    So far it tastes amazing but the mixture is quite dry and the chocolate isn’t really in it some it just at the bottom. Is this normal or should it be wetter if not can I add anything else I’m making them now. ♡ x

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 4, 2021 at 4:08 pm

      It depends how you are mixing it – if its by hand it can be harder but you just need to knead it all together and it should come together! If you are desperate you can add a splash of milk but it doesn’t need it when I make it xx

  18. Claire on January 3, 2021 at 10:56 am

    Hi Jane, I’m wondering if you could substitute toblerone for the orange chocolate?
    Thanks x

  19. Hannah on December 21, 2020 at 10:59 am

    5 stars
    Perfect cookies for a chocolate orange lover! I found that my cookies came out still quite ball-like so I just squashed them a little when they came out the oven and they were just as lovely!

  20. GILL on December 20, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Hi – I made the Chocolate Orange NYC Cookies using the Terrys Chocolate Orange as per the recipe. When they had baked the Chocolate Orange pieces and melted into the cookie – i could not see them as in your photo- any idea why. Thanks

    • Jane's Patisserie on December 20, 2020 at 4:10 pm

      The pieces on top are put on at the end as per the recipe x

  21. Lauren on December 16, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    5 stars
    I’m so looking forward to baking these later! The recipe says it yields just 8 cookies. Is this correct?

    • Jane's Patisserie on December 16, 2020 at 6:43 pm

      Yes – they are giant NYC Cookies!

  22. Helen on December 13, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    5 stars
    Hi! Literally just made these cookies! Chocolate orange is my all time favourite flavour! They are currently cooling so not tried them yet but just had a quick question. When it got to 8 minutes (I did 70g balls) I went to take them out and they were still like round balls.. I squished them down to make them look more cookie like and put them back in for a minute or two.. why do you think they didnt flatten abit like your recipe? Did I do something wrong? Ha. Or have you had this before? Thankyou! X

    • Jane's Patisserie on December 13, 2020 at 10:14 pm

      The cookies not flattening can happen for a few reasons – the cookie dough balls being rolled too tightly, the cookie dough being over mixed, or the oven being too hot! xx

    • Megan on December 22, 2022 at 3:55 am

      Hi there, is it possible to double, triple or even quadruple this recipe? These cookies are SUPER popular and I would love to make a big batch as gifts but I know some recipes it is not a good idea to adjust the volume for ingredients. Thank you!

    • Jane's Patisserie on December 23, 2022 at 11:49 am

      Yes absolutely, it should eb fine! Hope this helps! x

  23. Olivia on December 12, 2020 at 10:07 am

    5 stars
    So so yummy! made them yesterday and i can see myself needing to make some more tomorrow! The only thing i would say is if you are like me and don’t like too much salt in your baking, use a little less than the amount. But that’s just my preference and everything was perfect!

  24. Sarah on December 9, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    Hi Jane would these be okay if I added peppermint essence instead of orange as really fancy making mint cookies for a change? Thank you.

  25. Donna on December 8, 2020 at 9:36 am

    5 stars
    I have never been able to make cookies, ending up with huge thin greasy discs usually. These NYC cookie recipes work every time and taste amazing. Chocolate orange ones are definitely my favourite so far. Thank you x

  26. Rosie Osman on December 7, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    5 stars
    I loved this recipe, it was a big hit with the family! Every recipe that I make from your blog works perfectly first time! Love the notes with each recipe with tips, it really helps! Thank you for such amazing recipes! Xx

  27. Victoria on December 4, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    5 stars
    I had to come and leave a comment here. These cookies are ahhhh-mazing! Easy to make too (I used real orange zest rather than essence and a combo of Terry’s chocolate orange and normal white chocolate bar for the chips). I am always tempted to buy cookies from companies online but I genuinely think these are better than anything you could buy. My family all want me to bring these over at Christmas now!

  28. Demi on November 28, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Hey Jane, great looking recipe! Can’t wait to try it… Where you refer to ‘Chocolate orange chocolate’, the bars I have found in ASDA are Cadbury Bournville Orange Dark Chocolate Bar, is this suitable? Or shall I just use terry’s choc orange? Thanks 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 28, 2020 at 8:27 pm

      You can use any – I often just use terry’s though as it’s my favourite!

  29. Ali on November 28, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    5 stars

    Just a quick question, some recipes I’ve seen require the butter to be very cold and just mixing it quickly. However here it requires you to cream the butter with the sugars is there much difference between the two techniques. Thanks

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 28, 2020 at 8:26 pm

      I don’t do the cold butter technique personally, that’s all!

  30. Nas on November 22, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Hi, Can I just ask can you reduce the amount of chocolate chunks as some of my family member dont like too much chocolate.

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 22, 2020 at 12:05 pm

      Yes you can, the only thing is that they won’t necessarily be as soft in the centre! x

  31. Cheryl on November 21, 2020 at 10:05 am

    5 stars
    I made these but with the plain base by taking out the cocoa powder. They are incredible, can’t believe how tasty they are but so simple to make! I’ve never been very good at baking but your recipes have inspired me to try baking more!

  32. Pam Aldred on November 21, 2020 at 9:29 am

    5 stars
    Hi Jane! Love baking these, so much so that I am baking almost 300 for Christmas to raise money for a hospice that cared for my Mum. I am going to batch make the dough in advance and freeze it. How long in advance do you think I can freeze for? Im hoping up to a month? Thanks x

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 21, 2020 at 10:47 am

      Yes so I would freeze the raw cookie dough for up to 3 months (technically longer is fine, but got to say three haha) x

  33. Rach on November 20, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Hi Jane,

    I LOVE your recipes and they are foolproof – I’ve never had a disappointing Jane bake!

    I try to bake something new every Friday night (it’s a great way to de-stress after a long week at work) and I can’t wait to try these this evening. I couldn’t get any orange extract through so I bought orange oil instead, which I understand is a bit more pungent. How much would i need to use in this recipe?

    Thanks so much in advance!

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 20, 2020 at 1:39 pm

      Ahh thats so lovely!! So glad you like them!! I’m not 100% sure, but I reckon half the amount, but honestly I’m not too sure as it can still vary so much! x

  34. Emily on November 17, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    5 stars
    Made these cookies today and they turned out so amazing and tasted incredible!! Can’t wait to make them again and try more of your recipes 😉

  35. Julie Kennedy on November 15, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    5 stars
    Made these yesterday and they are amazing. Going to make some more for Christmas.

  36. Pippa Macaulay on November 9, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    5 stars
    Holy mother of all things chocolate!
    These are so gooey and so nice, a must make!

  37. Emily on November 4, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    How would you split the recipe quantities if you only wanted to make 1 cookie instead of the whole amount?
    Thank you!! Xxx

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 5, 2020 at 9:24 am

      Do you mean literally one cookie, or a large giant cookie?

  38. Kay Baillie on November 4, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    5 stars
    Really easy to make, & so yummy 😋

  39. Carla Louise on October 29, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Hi, could I use GF flour instead? Would it affect the cookie?

    • Jane's Patisserie on October 29, 2020 at 5:26 pm

      Yes you can – whilst I haven’t tried it, I’ve had many people make my NYC cookies with gluten free flour and say that it works absolutely fine. Just be aware terry’s aren’t gluten free (may contain warning) so if it’s for an allergy you may want to use other chocolate!

    • Michelle on January 28, 2021 at 6:50 pm

      Evening Jane!
      I’m making these tonight for a friend and I think I may have mucked up. I love your nyc cookies and always do the cornflour for the texture, and with these I decided to do the same. Unfortunately I was distracted by my little humans and instead of taking out 25g of flour and adding a tablespoon of cornflour, I replaced the 25g flour with 25g of cornflour. They are currently chilling and now the kids are in bed I realise my mistake. Have I ruined them? They seemed fine when I balled them (like usual), but I just thought I’d pick your brain!
      Thanks in advance xx

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 28, 2021 at 7:08 pm

      Honestly if they rolled into balls fine and the dough seemed normal I would imagine they are fine! How did they turn out after baking? x

    • Michelle on January 28, 2021 at 7:30 pm

      Thank you for replying, and so quickly! They are currently cooling on the baking tray but they look fine so I’m going to go with it. Thank you 🙂

  40. Aysha on October 25, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    If I freeze them for longer than 30 mins should the baking time increase ?

    • Jane's Patisserie on October 25, 2020 at 8:40 pm

      Yes it can do! Only by 1-2 minutes x

  41. Betsy on October 24, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    5 stars
    Chocolate Orange is one of my all time favourite flavour profiles so I simply had to try these. They did not disappoint. What a delicious twist on NYC cookies! They were a hit with the whole family. I think these would make lovely Christmas gifts presented in a nice tin but I will definitely be making more batches before then.

  42. Keeley on October 13, 2020 at 8:00 am

    5 stars
    I made these yesterday, amazing!! So delicious, thanks Jane 🙂 White chocolate Terry’s small segments currently available in Tesco x

  43. Charlotte on October 6, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    5 stars
    I can’t bake (I’m trying) but the 2 recipes I have followed of Jane’s, these cookies and the jammie dodger blondies, have come out absolutely perfect! The choc orange cookies are literally the best cookies I’ve ever eaten! Recipes always seem to be spot on that even someone like me can make amazing bakes!

  44. Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes on October 6, 2020 at 11:06 am

    5 stars
    Thanks for sharing, these look amazing 🙂

  45. Holly on October 5, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    5 stars
    Hi! I’m so excited to make these! Can you substitute some flour for cornflour like you have in your other NYC cookie recipes or does it mix oddly with the orange oil?

  46. Monica on October 4, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    5 stars
    Made these today and omg the aroma alone was lush. I did try one despite the diet and I have to say its lucky there is any left 😂 thank you for another great recipe 😁

  47. AL on October 3, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Hi, do you use room temp butter in this recipe? And would a hand held whisk work just as well?

    • Jane's Patisserie on October 3, 2020 at 8:48 pm

      If using a spread that can be straight from the fridge, but block butter is easier at room temp. And yes it should work fine!

  48. Lucinda on October 3, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Hello, the egg amounts is it 1 large and 1 medium egg or 1 large or medium egg??

  49. Hetty Austin on October 3, 2020 at 10:15 am

    Hey, I’m Portsmouth based too and can’t find the white Chocolate Orange anywhere! We spend a whole 2 hours going round all the supermarkets to find them the other day. Where did our get yours? X

    • Jane's Patisserie on October 3, 2020 at 10:18 am

      I found them in the eastern road and Cowplain Morrison’s so far! They should be going into more stores from this month I’ve read though! x

    • Sarah Newland on October 3, 2020 at 6:56 pm

      They have them on Ocado if that helps

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