Twice as N-ice Orange-Chocolate Chip Cookies

It was one of those ideas that came down in a funneling flood of light and entered my head to a chorus of angelic voices: Silicon ice trays. Silicon muffin pans. Wait a minute—I bet I can bake things in silicon ice trays!

‘Twas a grand experiment, and after pulling hair out of my head with my doughy fingers and amputating many a droid, whole robots began to emerge out of the Artificial Intelligence Ice Cube Tray I’d re-purposed.

Next time around, I’ll use ice trays with fewer small parts, such as the Squirming With Delight Ice Cube Tray or Fishing for Cube-liments Tray, and settle on a cookie that doesn’t involve chunky parts. But in the end, my non-store-’bot’, orange-chocolate chip cookie robots emerged successfully, ready to be devoured!

Orange-Chocolate Chip Cookies in Silicon Ice Trays

1 cup butter, softened
½ cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
¾ tablespoon orange bitters
Zest of one medium orange

1.  Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Beat butter until creamy. Add brown sugar, white sugar, and salt, mixing well. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and orange bitters and beat until blended.

3.  Add baking soda and mix. Slowly stir in flour, beating constantly. Fold in chocolate chips and orange zest.

4. Fit dough into silicon tray mold, filling three-quarters of the way. Bake for 10-12 minutes, depending on the depth of your ice tray’s design.

5. Let cool. Pop cookies out of mold and cool completely. Then, make more cookies, or rinse out the tray and make some ice!

Do you have any creative cookie mold ideas?

About Hannah

"Q: Where do cantaloupes go for the summer? A: John Cougar Mellon Camp!" From that joke you can surmise a few things about Hannah -- she loves a good pun, she delights in irreverence, and red peppers are her vegetable of choice. How does one figure out Hannah loves red peppers from that joke? Hmm, that's top secret. Hannah also adores outdoor activities, arts & crafts, reading, and being abroad.

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13 Responses to Twice as N-ice Orange-Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Higgenbottom 11/04/2010 at 4:32 pm #

    this is adorable!

  2. jessica 11/04/2010 at 5:03 pm #

    I wouldnt have of thought of that great idea super cute and the cookies sounds good.

  3. nicola 11/04/2010 at 5:12 pm #

    completely and totally freakin’ awesome. i’m going to try this.

  4. Julie (ModCloth) 11/04/2010 at 5:38 pm #

    This is seriously the future of cookie baking.

  5. Jazminn 11/04/2010 at 6:24 pm #

    This is so cute! I’m going to go out and buy a cool shaped ice tray and try this!

  6. Natasha (ModCloth) 11/04/2010 at 8:14 pm #

    Robot Army!

  7. Stephanie (ModCloth) 11/05/2010 at 2:58 am #

    Hannah, these cookies were so amazingly delicious and fun to eat! Not to mention adorable. Thanks so much for bringing them in :)

  8. Stel 11/05/2010 at 7:47 pm #

    love this! they look adorable!!!

    I have some dolphin icecubes that i am going to try now :)

  9. Sonja 11/06/2010 at 3:59 pm #

    i made a batch and they’re delicious! the only thing was, i had to add a splash of orange juice to them otherwise you wouldn’t really get that orangie taste.

    • Hannah (ModCloth) 11/08/2010 at 1:55 pm #

      Did you substitute the OJ for the orange bitters, or did you put them both in? Either way, sounds like a good idea; I’ll have to try it next time!

  10. Andrew Mager 11/07/2010 at 2:50 am #

    Hannah, I love these cookies! They look like my shirt :)

  11. Zandra 12/20/2010 at 3:16 pm #

    These are adorable! I’m going to try them with my brain ice cube tray!

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