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Monday, 27 January 2014

Double chocolate orange cookies

This recipe makes 24 cookies so is perfect to make at the start of the week or on a Sunday to use throughout the week as a packed lunch treat/supper and for when your friends pop over.

This recipe was inspired 'The Very Best Baking for Children' cookbook by Usborne books.

Ingredients (makes 24)

Zest of 1 orange
75g softened butter or margarine
75g caster sugar
75g soft light brown sugar
1 medium egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
150g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
4 tbsps cocoa powder
150g chocolate chips

Sweets for decorations (orange smarties work well - we used giant chocolate buttons)


1- Heat the oven to 180C and grease 2 baking trays.

2- put the butter, both types of sugar and orange zest in a large bowl. Mix until smooth. (There does not look like much at the moment)

3- break the egg into a seperate bowl, add the vanilla essence and beat. Add the egg mixture to the larger bowl a little at a time, making sure it is well combined.

4- sieve the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder into the bowl. Stir until smooth. Add 100g chocolate chips and stir.

5- take a heaped teaspoon if the mixture into your hands, roll into a ball and flatten slightly. Place on the pre-greased baking tray. Add the sweets of your choice to decorate and then place in the oven for 10 minutes.

6- take the cookies out of the oven and transfer to a cooling rack to cool. Enjoy!

Taste test - these cookies were lovely. They were the hard and crunchy sort as opposed to the soft and gooey sort. They  tasted just like a chocolate orange! We'll definitely be baking them again.


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