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Chocolate Orange Cookies

Chewy, gooey, orangy and most definitely chocolaty! Chocolate orange cookies are really easy to make. And, they are delicious, that's according to Paul the husband. I don't like chocolate, but I did do a taste test to check the recipe worked.

Chocolate orange cookies recipe
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First of all, I must point out I based my recipe on one I found over at Baker by Nature - an excellent baking blog.

Top Recipe Tips!

You really should only ever use Pure vanilla extract - yes it's a tad expensive but it will make all the difference. You do not want vanilla essence as it's nowhere near the same thing. By the way, you'll find it cheaper in any good supermarket rather than over on Amazon - just saying! 

You will need a wooden spoon, they are only 50p in Tesco, other supermarkets are available of course! Plus you'll need a bowl that can go into the microwave.

If you can't get Lindt chocolate, you can of course use any other orangy dark chocolate.

You need unsweetened cocoa powder - I like Bournville.

How to Make Chocolate Orange Cookies

In a bowl mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt and set aside.

Line two large baking sheets with non-stick BacoFoil and set aside. Always cook on the non-shiny/dull side of BacoFoil. If not, you can use greaseproof paper lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. 

Put the chocolate in a large microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave for 15 seconds at a time, mixing in between until the chocolate has almost melted and then add the butter.

Continue heating until the chocolate and the butter have completely melted and can be mixed easily.

Broken chocolate in a glass bowl

Mix in the vanilla extract and add both sugars and orange zest, a wooden spoon works well for this.

Melted chocolate for cookies

Add the eggs a little at a time again mixing well in between. Finally, add just 2 tablespoons of the milk.

Making cookie dough

Now add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir well. If you think the mixture looks too dry, add another tablespoon of milk.

Chocolate orange cookie dough in a bowl

Scoop 2 tablespoons of the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets - you should get 5 per tray.

Bake one tray at a time, reducing the oven temperature to 150C/300F or Fan 130C as soon as they go into the oven. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until the edges are just set, take care not to overbake.

Add a few pieces of the chocolate orange chunks on top of each of the warm cookies and allow them to completely cool on the baking sheet before serving.

Ingredients in this recipe:

  • Plain (all-purpose) flour
  • Cornflower
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Orange zest
  • Eggs 
  • Milk
If chocolate and orange combo is your thing, you might also like my Chocolate Orange Cheesecake with Terry's chocolate orange.  

Chocolate Orange Cookies

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