Chocolate Orange Cookies

These are possibly the best tasting chocolate orange cookies and yet are the simplest to make. My favourite type of chocolate is chocolate orange, so I have tried a number of recipes using milk chocolate, dark chocolate, orange zest, orange juice etc. in a number of combinations until I finally thought… why don’t I just make cookies with Terrys chocolate orange as the chocolate chips. They are extremely simple to make and still have that trademark chocolate orange taste which fulfills the chocolate orange cravings! So here we go:

Ingredients:

  • 115g Butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 60g Granulated Sugar
  • 60g Light Muscovado Sugar
  • 1 Medium Egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 170g Plain Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 Terry’s Chocolate Orange (157g)

 

Method:

  1. As always, we begin with preheating the oven to 190°C or 170°C for fan ovens, and lining the baking trays with baking paper. This recipe creates about 12 cookies, depending how big you want each one, so the mixture easily fits across two baking trays.
  2. Put the softened butter, granulated sugar and the muscovado sugar in a large mixing bowl and cream together. If you forget to leave the butter out to get to room temperature (or don’t have time), by all means use the microwave to soften it, but make sure it’s not melted or runny as it needs to still be fairly solid to get the correct creamy texture.
  3. Mix in the egg and the vanilla essence until fully combined. Now sieve the flour and bicarbonate of soda and add to mixture, again making sure it’s all fully combined.
  4. Next we need to break up the Terrys chocolate orange! First give it a good bash against a flat surface to break up the segments. Now you can either roughly chop up the segments into the size you want using a sharp knife, or use a rolling pin (or something similar) and gently hit the segments to break up the chocolate into more randomly shaped/sized pieces – this is a great way of getting out any frustrations too!!
  5. Finally using a teaspoon (or a cookie dough scoop which is the best invention ever – I got one for my birthday recently and it’s amazing!!) drop scoops of the mixture onto the lined baking trays. I like to use the back of the teaspoon to slightly flatten each cookie before putting them in the oven.
  6. Bake in the oven for around 10 minutes – they should be ever so slightly brown on the edges. Don’t worry if they still look a little soft in the middle, once you take them out, leave them to cool for at least 5 minutes and the centres will harden.

And there you have it, Terrys chocolate orange cookies!

Please let me know if you have any comments or questions about this recipe, I’d love to hear from you 🙂

 

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