Our orange tree is laden with fruit again, so I’m finding ways to use up all the delicious fruit before the cockatoos eat them all.
We have 4 dogs at our house at the moment (we are dog-sitting 2 dogs, as well as having 2 dogs of our own), and they have been chasing the cockatoos! Thanks to this extra protection, there are plenty of oranges on our orange tree at the moment.
These cookies are delicious. The combination of chocolate and orange in a cookie is always a winner, and the soft biscuits just melt in your mouth!
Orange Chocolate Drizzle Cookies Recipe
- 110 grams Butter, Softened
- 3/4 cup Caster Sugar
- 1 Egg
- Grated zest of 1 Orange
- 2 Tbsp Orange Juice
- 1 1/2 cups Plain Flour
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Bicarb Soda
- 150 grams Dark Chocolate
Method (6 steps)
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius / 340 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 3 baking trays with baking paper
In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar til light and fluffy. Add the egg, orange zest and orange juice and beat together.
Fold in the flour, baking powder, bicarb soda, and salt. Mix until smooth. Roughly chop 100g of the chocolate, and stir through the cookie dough.
Place heaped teaspoonfuls of mixture onto the baking trays, leaving at least 5cm distance between each cookie. Bake for approximately 10-11 minutes, or until the biscuits are a lovely golden brown colour.
Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
Melt the remaining 50g of chocolate on low heat in the microwave. Drizzle the orange chocolate over the top of the cookies and wait until set before eating.
WARNING: these cookies will not last long in your house!