Double Chocolate Orange Cookies

Okay two important things to bear in mind with these cookies:

  1. Presentation is not my strong point – my cooking doesn’t always look fantastic (though it usually tastes ok)
  2. My photography skills are even worse than my presentation!

On the plus side, these cookies are extremely yummy – they are the soft, chewy American type cookies which start out gorgeously soft and melty and keep their cushiony cakey texture even after a couple of days in a tupperware (this batch ended up as office snacks!)

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Ingredients:

150g butter
160g sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp orange extract (I used Sainsbury’s Valencian Orange extract)
215g plain flour
10g cocoa powder
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
¼ tsp salt
200g plain chocolate chunks (I used Lidl Fin Carre brand)

  1.  Preheat the oven to 190C/Gas Mark 5 and line 2/3 baking trays with baking parchment or greaseproof paper.
  2. Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until it goes pale and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs and the orange extract and beat in.
  4. Sieve in the cocoa, salt, bicarbonate of soda and then the flour.
  5. Mix in the dry ingredients until no streaks of flour or cocoa remain, then you can stir in the chocolate chunks.
  6. Using two teaspoons, put walnut-sized blobs of the mixture onto the baking sheets. You’ll want to leave at least an inch/2.5cm around each blob as they spread out quite a lot.
  7. Bake, depending on your oven, for 8-15 minutes. Start checking after 8 minutes – if they look a bit ‘wet’ on top then leave them a bit longer, but you still want them to be soft in the middle so don’t let them dry out.
  8. After taking them out of the oven, leave on the tray for a couple of minutes to firm up before removing to a cooling rack – as they are still quite bendy at this stage you may want to use a fish slice for this!
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I love all things fantasy, from fiction to films to games. Mostly books though. I also love cooking and plus size fashion. Find recommendations for great fantasy reads and general fangirling here! If you want to get in touch with me, the quickest way is by Twitter @dorristheloris

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One comment on “Double Chocolate Orange Cookies
  1. […] for a Thanksgiving recipe. Last week I did a white chocolate & cranberry variation of my double chocolate orange cookies which worked well, and so I was thinking of other variations. Lo and behold, this week is […]

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