Divine Moments
45 min
1 hr 30 min


1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Salted Butter

2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate

4 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet baking chocolate

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup chopped pecans

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter and baking chocolate in 1-quart saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, 5-6 minutes or until melted and smooth. Cool slightly.

  3. STEP 3

    Meanwhile, combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl; set aside.

  4. STEP 4

    Beat eggs in large bowl until thick and lemon-colored. Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition. Add cooled chocolate mixture and orange zest; beat until well mixed. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.

  5. STEP 5

    Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 9-11 minutes or until set. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheets; remove to wire cooling rack.


7Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
30Sodium (mg)
10Carbohydrates (g)
<1Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  October 09, 2014

How does the recipe change if I don't add nuts. Do I have to grease the cookies sheet if I use a silicon mat?

— says Mindy
Test Kitchen Comment October 13, 2014

You can make this cookie with or without nuts. With the nuts it just adds a little texture to the cookie. There is no need to grease the cookie sheet when you use a silicon mat to bake the cookies on.

— says cindy
  August 11, 2013

They are Devine I used mini chocolate chips they do disappear quick!

— says Kathleen B.
  October 11, 2012

I made these recently. They are delicious and super chocolaty. The recipe measurements are correct. However, the dough looked a little thin to me when I made it, so I refrigerated it for a bit before forming the cookies and baking them. They turned out perfect!

— says Deborah F.
  September 18, 2012

The cookies in the picture look delicious, but is "1/4 cup all-purpose flour" correct? It doesn't seem like nearly enough.

— says Charmaine
Test Kitchen Comment September 21, 2012

This cookie is like the texture of a very fudgy flourless cake. So, including just 1/4 cup flour in the recipe is correct and will work just fine. Recently I made theses cookies at home and they disappeared almost as fast as I could make them.

— says Cindy
  August 09, 2012

Is there a substution for the squares of chocolate squares? Like cocoa powder ?

— says Marilyn S.
Test Kitchen Comment August 21, 2012

Hi Marilyn, The recipe calls for 2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate. The substitution for the 2 squares is 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder + 2 tablespoons butter. Add it to the cookie mixture in the same step as you would have added the melted chocolate. Hope this helps. We have a guide to substitutions on the web site for other questions like this that you might have.

— says Cindy
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