Chocolate Orange Bar Cookies

My Chocolate Orange bar cookies are cookies you are just going to love! Chocolate bar cookies with melted chocolate inside, cocoa, and a touch of orange liqueur topped with a sour cream chocolate ganache are going to make you think it’s Christmas inside your mouth.

Christmas in your mouth are an orange chocolate bar cookie topped with melted chocolate.

I recent had dinner with some of the lovely ladies at Slow Cooker From Scratch, we had lunch at Salt Lick while we were attending BlogHerFood16, and she replied, “don’t worry about what it is (referring to a dessert), it’s Christmas in your mouth!”. I knew I had to come up with a recipe that was Christmas in your mouth.

Make these delicious chocolate and orange bar cookies topped with creamy chocolate ganache.

So I submit to you my first recipe for Chocotoberfest16. Thank you to the lovely folks of Imperial Sugar for their generous shipment of sugar, I came up with some chocolate bar cookies that have a touch of orange liqueur, lots of chocolate, and they are topped with sour cream for a luscious chocolate ganache.

You know you want one of the Christmas in your mouth chocolate orange bar cookies.

These cookies are super simple to make. You will make a basic bar cookie that fills a quarter sheet cookie pan. These pans measure 11 by 7 inches. I used a blood orange liqueur when I made these, but you could use triple sec, or even Grand Marnier, if you don’t do liqueurs, you could use orange flavor. It’s up to you.

Chocolate Orange Bar cookies are so good they are Christmas in your mouth!

Do you love chocolate? Be sure to check out some of these other great chocolate recipes, celebrating Choctoberfest!

Make these delicious chocolate orange bar cookies, they taste like Christmas in your mouth!
Christmas in your mouth are an orange chocolate bar cookie topped with melted chocolate.

Christmas in your mouth cookies

These cookies combine chocolate ganache, a brownie, and orange essence.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas in your mouth cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 216kcal


Bar Cookie Ingredients

  • 3 ounces semi sweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 eggs large
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons orange liqueur or orange flavoring
  • 2/3 cup butter melted


  • 3 ounces semi sweet chocolate melted
  • 1/4 cup sour cream


  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush an 11 x 7-inch pan with melted butter, or spray with non-stick spray. Line the pan with parchment paper, this will enable you to simply lift the bar cookies out of the pan. 
  • Melt chocolate by either placing in a microwave and heating for 10-second intervals, stirring chocolate between 10-second intervals, or by placing chocolate into a glass bowl that has been placed into a pot of simmering water. Stir chocolate until it has melted. Place all ingredients into a food processor. Process until the mixture is smooth. 
  • Spread batter into pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted center comes out clean. Cook 10 minutes before removing from pan. Heat chocolate for icing and sour cream in a small pan over low heat until the chocolate melts. Spread completely melted chocolate and sour cream over the cookies. Sprinkle with nuts if desired. After chocolate sets up, it takes about 40 minutes cut into triangles.


Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Cathy Missal

    Good Morning! And Happy Birthday! How can Christmaas in Your Mouth Cookies be made with a cake mix/brownie mix?? My years of measuring are past… I’m a Boomer and grew up when there were no mixes!! Or mixers!! Everything by hand. Not so bad, loved every minute of cooking and baking.

    • Stephanie Manley

      I am terribly confused, these cookies are made from scratch. I did use a food processor, so it wasn’t completely by hand. Can you help me out with how you thought this was made with a brownie or cake mix? I almost feel like you didn’t read my recipe.

  2. Wanda Barcomb

    I wishi had your talent!! I have made several of your recipes & love all of them! In Lubbock, TX (about 35 yrs ago) there was place called Furrs Pie KItchen. They made the best Sour Cream Blueberry Pie I’ve ever eaten. I have made a pie that is similar, but not quite the same. Could you give us a recipe for the Sour Cream Blueberry Pie? I would be so appreciative (as well as your other followers I imagine). Keep those wonderful recipes coming! Wanda Barcomb

  3. Cindy

    These cookies sound absolutely wonderful. Anxious to try them. I am not a good baker but they seem easy enough for even me. LOL

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