Chocolate orange cookies
- Preparation and cooking time
- plus 2 hrs chilling
- MAKES 25
- 225g butter , softened
- 80g icing sugar
- 1 orange , zested and 1/2 juiced
- 300g self-raising flour
- 40g cocoa powder
- 175g dark milk or milk chocolate , chopped
- 40g chopped candied orange peel
- 5 strips sugared candied orange peel , each cut into 5 pieces
- 1-2 tbsp milk
- STEP 1
Beat the butter with an electric whisk until it is light and fluffy, then beat in the icing sugar a little at a time, adding the orange zest and 1 tbsp orange juice. Beat in the flour and cocoa a little at a time, then mix in the chocolate and orange peel and 1-2 tbsp milk.
- STEP 2
Divide the mixture into two, pat each into a rough log shape on a piece of non-stick wrap or baking parchment, then use the wrap to help you shape each piece into a log around 15cm long. Chill until firm, about 2 hrs (see tip, below).
- STEP 3
Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line two baking sheets. Cut ½cm-thick cookies from the dough and lay them on the baking sheets, leaving space so they can puff up and spread. Put a piece of sugared candied orange on top of each. Bake for 10-15 mins or until the cookies are puffed. Cool on the sheets for a couple of mins before sliding them onto a wire rack. Will keep for two to three days in an airtight container.