Close runner-up to the above cookie recipe names:  ”Let’s CHO Orange” Cookies. :)

I mention my interest in Syracuse basketball occasionally here on the blog, but probably do a poor job of conveying just how interested I am… basically, like 99% of Central NY natives, Syracuse basketball pretty much runs straight through my veins.  I bleed orange. ;)

In case you don’t follow college basketball… Syracuse has been #1 in the nation for five straight weeks.  Which, in addition to making for an extra thrilling January, also makes getting dressed for games much easier.  I’ve sported a “We’re #1″ shirt six games in a row now and, in recent developments, am now afraid to wash it.  Yep, I’m one of those fans.  You better believe I’m knocking on wood as I share these festive cookies with you.

A few weeks ago, in the spirit of the (basketball) season, I had the idea to make an orange-flavored cookie.  Then, when I saw that Chobani — who also calls CNY home — had rolled out one of its newest flavors, blood orange, I knew I had to incorporate the good stuff into the cookies.  They’d be… I bleed orange cookies. :)

I’ll admit, I’d never had a blood orange before I tried the new Chobani flavor, and actually still have yet to try the deep red oranges.  But if that tangy yogurt is any indication of what a blood orange is like… call me their soon-to-be #1 fan.  Citrus explosion!  Yum.

Candy melts aren’t just for cake pops (or frozen cake batter pops, for that matter). Stuff ‘em in cookie dough! They’ll be all… melty… and you’ll never ever want to stop eating cookies.

Just make sure you chant “Let’s CHO Orange” a few times while you eat them. 😉

 

Print This!
Blood Orange Chobani Cookies
Soft, cake-like cookies with a burst of citrus flavor from Blood Orange Chobani and orange zest. Filled with candy melts, these are best served warm out of the oven.

Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 12 minutes (per cookie sheet)

1/4 cup butter, softened
1 (6-ounce) container Chobani Blood Orange Greek yogurt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
Juice of 1 blood orange (or regular orange)
2 teaspoons orange zest
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
Orange candy melts
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, yogurt, and sugars until creamy. Add the eggs and orange juice, stirring until well blended. Add the orange zest, baking soda, and salt; stir until mixed well. Gradually add the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until mixed well and soft dough forms.

Use a 1-inch cookie scoop to drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto prepared cookie sheets. Place one candy melt in the center of each cookie, then top with another scoop of cookie dough. Use a spoon or floured fingers to smooth the cookie dough over the candy melt.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets to cool completely. If desired, decorate the cookies with candy melts.

Tagged as: cookie, greek yogurt, orange, syracuse

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }
1 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 16, at 11:42 am
Oh I love the stuffed action. I never even knew Orange candy melts existed…and now…I must try them!

REPLY

2 Liz January 16, at 11:46 am
They have them in so many colors at Hobby Lobby! It is a baker’s dream 🙂

REPLY
3 Lindsay @ Chobani January 16, at 1:23 pm
Your tasty bakes just keep on comin’! How cute are these, and what a fun way to show your spirit. Let’s CHO orange!

REPLY

4 Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean January 16, at 2:45 pm
these are so creative! i can’t wait to try all the new chobani flavors

REPLY

5 Liz January 17, at 12:37 pm
The blood orange is my favorite, although the passion fruit was pretty good too!

REPLY
6 Jen @ pretty plate January 16, at 2:52 pm
What a great idea to you Chobani! I can’t wait to try these!

: ))
Jen

REPLY

7 Liz January 17, at 12:38 pm
Yep, Greek yogurt is a good way to limit butter in cookie recipes… they don’t end up as crisp as a good old chocolate chip cookie, but you know, just as tasty!

REPLY
8 Mattie @ Comfy and Confident January 16, at 5:55 pm
I love your team spirit! These cookies look so good.

REPLY

9 alex January 16, at 6:17 pm
I just recently tried the new Chobani Blood Orange and I was impressed! I love blood orange anything and your cookies look delish!

REPLY

10 Liz January 17, at 12:38 pm
I loved the new Chobani too! And I just tried my first blood orange last night – so good!

REPLY
11 jennifurla January 16, at 7:50 pm
I bet those cookies are tasty with each win

REPLY

12 Liz January 17, at 12:39 pm
Indeed! I should make them for every game. 🙂

REPLY
13 Erin January 16, at 8:21 pm
Great team spirit cookies!

REPLY

14 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles January 16, at 9:30 pm
I LOVE these! I haven’t found the new Chobani flavors in my town yet – here’s hoping the arrive soon!

REPLY

15 Liz January 17, at 12:39 pm
The blood orange is awesome! I also liked the passion fruit – very tropical!

REPLY
16 Ashley @ Freckles & Spice January 17, at 1:07 pm
This is super creative! And makes me miss SU.
I love blood oranges and I have the new chobani flavor in my fridge. I haven’t tried it yet. Perhaps tonight! I did try the new apple cinnamon and loved it. I’m really looking forward to the blood orange after this post.

REPLY

17 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 21, at 6:30 pm
I love how you sandwiched these…and those orange melts, must try. Or ANY kind of melts 🙂

great use of yogurt too….I have tons to use up!

REPLY

18 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn January 22, at 1:50 am
OMG. I LOVE THESE COOKIES!! Seriously why have we never said hello at a game before? This is an issue. You KNOW I have season tickets. #studentrighthurr

Let’s meet up and bake cookies and go to a game. DEAL?

REPLY

19 Liz January 23, at 11:29 pm
I agree, next time we’re both at a game we should find each other!

REPLY

Categories: Bakes

Related Posts

Bakes

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Banana Bread

Happy Thursday!  Can you believe it’s almost the middle of January?  Heads up, tomorrow is Friday the 13th, so watch out I haven’t been a good January food blogger in the sense that as so Read more…

Bakes

Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies

Oh, peanut butter. Me and you go way back. For years, you were the star of my school lunches. Okay, okay, the swiss cake rolls and cheetos might’ve shined a little brighter at the time… Read more…

Bakes

Peanut Butter Yogurt Pie

Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?  I’m just going to glide right over the fact that Syracuse lost their first basketball game of the season and tell you that the sun was out two days Read more…