Some people will associate the flavour combination of chocolate orange with Christmas. However in my mind, it's a combination that cannot be restricted to the holiday season. These cookies are deliciously chocolatey and have a lovely warmth of orange running through.
100g Butter (softened)
150g Light Brown Sugar
1tbs Orange Essence (I like it orangey!)
150g Self Raising Flour
40g Cocoa Powder (the good stuff)
1/2tsp Baking Powder
150g Chopped Chocolate (I used a combination of dark chocolate with orange and dark chocolate 70%)
Preheat the oven to 180c/350f.
In a bowl, mix the butter and sugar until well combined and light.
Now add the orange essence and egg.
Weigh out the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a bowl.
Sieve the dry ingredients a little at a time into the wet and mix until well combined.
Fold in your chopped chocolate pieces.
Spoon the mixture onto a baking sheet on a baking tray. I used a large dollop tablespoon for each cookie.
Bake for 12 minutes, then remove and allow to cook on a wire rack.