Cookie Charades – Chocolate Orange-Cinnamon Cookies

DSCF7016Okay, so I baked a no-fuss, no-burned-down-my-house cookies. I baked and it was super successful. I was happy and so were my work-mates, for whom I prepared home-made gifts. I think these are more personal presents and show I care. You could say, so does store bought perfume, but, we would argue for hours and you’ll lose, so let’s stick to my way.

Anyways, as you can tell, my sarcasm is brimming today, I shall try to be quiet and move on to the recipe. Which is:


Ingredients (makes 24-26)

1 Cup Softened Butter

2 Cups Castor Sugar (You can replace a cup for Brown or Muscovado Sugar if you enjoy the molasses texture and flavor, I didn’t have any on hand)

2 Eggs

3 cups All-Purpose Flour

1 tsp. Baking Soda mixed with 2 tsp. water

1 tsp. salt

2 cups chocolate chips (I used the Hershey’s one)

Orange zests from 2 large oranges

3 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.
  2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the zest and cinnamon. Dissolve baking soda in water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour and chocolate. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
  3. Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.

Some key learnings:

– The ten minutes and temperatures can be adjusted to your oven as the key is to attain brown bottom on the cookie not a tad bit darker.

– Feel free to substitute flavors with the chocolate chips to chili, macadamia or peanut butter or coffee!


After I was done with an afternoon of baking, I packed them in Mason Jars to give away as Eid Sweets. Not traditional, but wth!


Eid Mubarak, everyone!







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Heena Mak

I believe in changing mindsets, changing the world, not with the power of a sword, but with the power of a word...

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