Chocolate Orange Cookies

Made these cookies over the weekend. I made them once before but didn't make the citrus sugar. We made it this time, and boy, is it good! We LOVE this twist on regular chocolate chip cookies. And I simply cannot resist the orange/chocolate flavor combo. 2 sticks melted butter, cooled slightly (you do not want to cook the eggs) 3/4 cup white sugar 3/4 cup light brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon orange extract 1 Tablespoon orange zest 2 3/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 package chocolate chips

For the Citrus Sugar: 2 Tablespoons sugar 1 Tablespoon orange zest

Mix the sugars into the cooled melted butter.  Add the eggs and mix well.  Add the orange extract and orange zest.  Add the flour, baking soda, salt and mix well.  When combined, add the chips.

In a small bowl, make the citrus sugar.  Combine the sugar with the zest and sprinkle on top of the cookie batter. (I dipped my cookies into the sugar, thought it was easier.)

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.