Giant soft cookies bursting with fresh orange and a hint of spice- perfect hot out of the oven on a chilly winters day!
200g butter (softened)
350g self raising flour
300g light brown sugar
1 egg (large)
1 teaspoon honey
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Zest and juice of 1 orange
100g dark chocolate chunks
Cream together the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl.
Grate one orange to collect the zest. Squeeze the juice of the excess orange into the mixture Crack in the egg, add the honey and stir to combine.
Sift in the flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the zest of one orange and mix together thoroughly.
Mix in the chocolate chunks.
Put the mixture in the fridge for 2 hours to chill, if desired. This step is not essential, but will improve the texture and flavour of the cookies.
Set the oven to 200 degrees C. Spoon the mixture and roll into balls of your desired size.
Place the cookie dough balls on baking paper covered trays. Make sure to leave plenty of space for each cookie as they will grow a lot when baking.
Bake for 13 minutes and remove. Keep the cookies on the tray for a further 10-15 minutes as they will continue to bake outside of the oven. Do not attempt to transfer the cookies off the tray beforehand as they will still be a little sloppy before they firm up.