Chocolate Orange Cookies

Out of all the cookies I’ve ever made, these cookies are probably my favourite. They are rich and gooey and melt in your mouth, whilst still being crispy on the outside. The decadent chocolate orange flavour is one of the best combinations, in my opinion, well done Joe! (Joseph Terry, who founded the chocolate orange in York in the 19th century – fun fact)

Prep time: 10 mins

Makes 20 small/medium sized cookies

Ingredients:

  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 175g self raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 whole Terry’s chocolate orange, chopped into chunks

Method:

  1. Line your baking tray with baking parchment. Preheat your oven to gas mark 5/190C/375F
  2. Using an electric mixer (if you have one, otherwise by hand will do!) mix your butter and sugars together until combined
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla essence
  4. Add the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and orange essence and mix until you have a cookie dough.
  5. Fold in the chocolate orange pieces
  6. Roll into balls and place on a baking tray. For small/medium sized cookies I use a heaped teaspoon sized ball. You can make these any size you like, just make sure they are all the same size so they bake uniformly.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.

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