Orange Cornmeal Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle

  • Author: adapted from The Perfect Cookie
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 16 minutes
  • Yield: 54 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


A lovely cookie with a taste of cornmeal, a hint of orange and the richness of chocolate



  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 16 TBS unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 TBS orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 oz semi sweet chocolate
  • 1 tsp unsalted butter


  • Whisk together the cornmeal and all purpose flour in a medium bowl and set aside
  • Using a stand mixer with the paddle attached cream together the butter, sugar, zest and salt until light and fluffy. About 3 minutes.
  • Add the egg yolk, until well mixed.
  • Then add the egg and mix well until well blended.
  • Add the vanilla and beat until well combined.
  • Turn off the mixer and add the flour mixture.
  • On low speed mix together just until combined.
  • Remove the dough to a lightly floured counter, divide into fourths, form each fourth into a disc, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 45 minutes.
  • When ready to roll out the dough preheat the oven to 375°
  • Prepare baking sheets with parchment or silicone liners
  • Remove one disc at a time and roll out to about 1/8″ thick
  • Cut into rounds (I used a 2″ cutter) and remove to a prepared baking sheet placing the cookies about 2″ apart.
  • Repeat with the remaining discs
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 7 minutes then rotate the pans and bake for another 7 minutes until the cookies are just done.
  • Remove to a wire rack to fully cool.
  • After the cookies have cooled to the touch finely chop the chocolate.
  • Add the chocolate and the butter to a small, microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave in short increments until the chocolate and butter are melted. Stir to combine.
  • Using a fork drizzle/throw like Jackson Pollock the chocolate over the cookies.
  • Let the cookies sit until the chocolate sets.

Keywords: dessert, cookies, orange, cornmeal, chocolate

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