Gluten Free & Allergy Friendly Chocolate Orange Valencia Cookies

Scented with orange and dipped in dark chocolate, these cookies are a favorite any time of year!
 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 30 2" cookies

Ingredients

For the Cookie:
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
8 tablespoons coconut oil or vegetable shortening, soft but not melted
1 egg, lightly beaten, or 1 egg replacer
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon orange extract
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
4 oz bittersweet chocolate
 

How To

Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk. Add the oil, egg, vanilla, orange extract, juice, and zest, and mix to combine. The dough will be thick/stiff – you can squeeze it together with your hands to bring it all together.

Scoop the dough into balls just smaller than a golf ball, and flatten with your palm. Place on a parchment lined sheet tray and bake at 350 degrees for about 6 to 8 minutes until just starting to brown.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 15 second bursts until completely melted. Dip the cookie halfway into the chocolate, and cool on a cooling rack until the chocolate has set.