Chocolate orange cookies! Soft, chewy, gooey in the middle chocolate cookies packed with chocolate orange chunks and drizzled with milk chocolate. So indulgent and delicious!
You know it’s almost Christmas time when I start rolling out the chocolate orange recipes……
I love chocolate orange. I’ve wanted to make a chocolate orange cookie recipe for ages. I’m not sure why it took me so long, but here it is at last. I think it was worth the wait. Hopefully you’ll try them and think so too.
why you’ll love this recipe
- Easy to make – and while you can chill the dough if you like, it isn’t crucial! You can use it straight away.
- You can bake them to your personal preference – if you like soft cookies that stay slightly gooey in the centre (puts my own hands up) I find a 12-13 minute baking time is just right. If you like crunchy, crispy cookies, bake them for 15-16 minutes.
- They would make a perfect present for a chocolate orange fan.
I played about with a few recipes, making notes and tweaking them here and there until I was happy with them. Similar in texture to my double chocolate Malteser cookies and these chocolate Smartie cookies, they are thick and chewy but quite soft and gooey in the middle.
I’ve seen these cookies for sale in supermarket in store bakeries over the past few years and I’ve been desperate to re-create them. I think these are even better.
- For decoration I like to press a Terry’s chocolate orange segment on top of the cookies while they are still quite warm. Once the cookies are almost cold, I drizzle a little melted chocolate over them. Chocolate on chocolate? Why not?
storing the cookies
These chocolate orange cookies will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight tin or container, but it’s highly doubtful they’ll last that long!
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- 200g soft butter
- 150g soft light brown sugar
- 125g granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon orange extract
- 350g plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 50g cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
- 150g chopped chocolate orange
- TO DECORATE
- chocolate orange segments for the top
- 50g milk chocolate
- Preheat the oven to 180C/160Fan/350F/Gas mark 4. Grease and line a couple of large baking trays.
- Using an electric mixer or a wooden spoon if making by hand, beat the soft butter and both sugars together until pale and creamy, about 2-3 minutes. You don't have to worry about getting it light and fluffy - you just need a well combined mixture.
- Beat in eggs and the orange extract until the mixture is smooth. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cocoa powder and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the mixture and stop as soon as everything is combined and no flour pockets remain. Stir in the chopped chocolate orange. The batter will seem quite soft for cookie dough. At this stage you can chill the dough for up to 24 hours, but you can use it straight away.
- Using an ice cream scoop, drop rounds of the cookie batter onto the lined baking trays. You can also roll the dough into balls using your hands (this is my preferred method.) I weigh the cookie dough balls to make sure they are all the same size - 25g will give you a nice generously sized cookie. Bake the cookies for 12-13 minutes for soft cookies and 15-16 minutes for crispier cookies. The cookies will still be pretty soft in the middle, so leave them on the baking tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
- While the cookies are still warm, place a chocolate orange segment on top. Melt the 50g milk chocolate in a small heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cooled cookies.
Of course if you don't want to make large cookies, you can make them smaller if you like. I would bake them for 10-12 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 27gProtein: 5g
Calories and nutritional information are provided by a third party application and should be viewed as indicative figures only.