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I am so, so excited to have my BFF Lisa from Wine & Glue here today! Lisa and I met about a year ago and we bonded over our love of rainbows, cookie butter, and cocktails. Let’s give her a warm welcome, shall we?

Orange Chocolate Spice Cookies.  The sweet mixture of Orange and Chocolate with the added bonus of delicious spices, and smothered in a glaze.

orange chocolate spice cookies in a white dish

Hey Crazy for Crust readers!  My name is Lisa, and I blog over at Wine & Glue.  I’m a mom, and on the side I like to pretend that I’m a baker, a chef, a party planner, a seamstress, and a graphic designer.

I am so happy to be here to help Dorothy out while she enjoys some much deserved R&R with her family.  One of the things I love most about Dorothy (and seriously I could go on and on with all the things I love about Dorothy and make this the most awkward post ever) is how supportive she is of other bloggers.  So when she asked me to guest post for her, I jumped at the chance to help her out.

This recipe comes from my grandma, but has been adapted to be more to my liking, taking out lard and putting in butter, taking out nuts, and adjusting all the ingredients so that it can be cooked on a smaller scale.

Grandma liked to cook for the whole city.

These cookies come together so easily, really, you just mix it all together at once, form into little balls and bake them.  They are so delicious warm and right out of the oven, or you can let them cool and dip them in powdered sugar and milk to give them a nice glaze.

Orange Chocolate Spice Cookies

  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 3 tsps baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • the juice of one orange
  • the zest of one orange (optional)
  • 1 TBSP cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 6 TBSPs butter softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put all the ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer and combine.
  3. Shape the cookies into small balls and bake for 15 minutes on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Once cooled dip in glaze (recipe below).
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 TBSP milk
  1. Whisk the sugar and milk until well combined.
  2. Drizzle over cookies or dip them in.
  3. Note:  For a thicker glaze on the cookies, increase the amount of powdered sugar.

Want another recipe from my grandma made modern?  How about some Cookie Butter Biscotti?

Looking for more Orange Chocolate deliciousness?

Thanks for the amazing recipe Lisa! I am SO making those. But I think I want the “whole neighborhood” measurements. You know, so I can eat them all. 🙂
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Excuse me, I’m off to fight my way through the Radiator Springs Racers Fast Track line now…

Last Updated on May 17, 2024

Dorothy Kern

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  1. I love how soft and puffy these cookies look! And I doubt there’s ever such a thing as too many cookies…

    My guy and I loved the Radiator Springs Racers ride! We went on it as single riders so we didn’t have to wait quite so long. Even the FastPass line was over 1.5 hours! (We did go less than a month after it opened though.) Hope you’re having lots of fun!

    1. It was SO amazing! One of the best rides. And now fastpass is so short, if you get in line as soon as the park opens. 🙂

      1. Ooooh good to know! I’m hoping to take a trip down to Disneyland before 2013 is over… 😛