Chocolate orange cookies served on a wire rack

Chocolate orange cookies

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus 2 hrs chilling
  • Easy
  • MAKES 25

Top rich chocolate biscuits with candied orange peel to make these moreish bites. They make a great edible gift for Christmas 

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per cookie
NutrientUnit
kcal172
fat11g
saturates7g
carbs16g
sugars5g
fibre2g
protein2g
salt0.3g
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Ingredients

Method

  • 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.

RECIPE TIPS
MAKE THE DOUGH AHEAD

The cookie dough logs keep for five days in the fridge or freezer. Cut and bake in batches as needed.

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