Easy Chocolate Orange Cookies

I love baking all year round but there is something even nicer about doing it during the festive season. Everything just feels so much cosier and exciting plus there are lots of family occasions that can require baked goods. Last week, I needed something to take to my best friends Christmas housewarming and decided to bake something that included Terry’s Chocolate Orange. Not only do they sing Christmas for me (despite being available all year round…), my best friend adores them. I’ve made a Chocolate Orange cheesecake before but I wanted something our friends could easily grab in between catching up with each other so settled on cookies.

This easy recipe produces soft, squidgy cookies with literally the perfect amount of chocolate and orange. As with most of my recipes, these are quick to make and I can promise you they won’t last long so make plenty!

You will need:

150g salted butter, softened
80g light brown muscovado sugar
80g granulated sugar
1 large egg
225g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
The zest of one medium orange
1 and a half Terry’s Chocolate Oranges (or 200g of another brand), chopped

1) Heat your oven to 170C.

2) Mix the softened butter, muscovado sugar and granulated sugar in a bowl until creamy.

3) Add in 1 egg then sift the plain flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into the bowl and mix until combined.

5) Stir in the chopped Terry’s Chocolate Orange then spoon the mixture onto two baking trays lined with parchment, making sure to leave plenty of room for the cookies to spread. I managed to make 20 cookies but you might prefer fewer, bigger cookies.

6) Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. You want the edges to be light brown but the centre to still be nice and soft so keep an eye on them.

7) Leave the cookies for a couple of minutes on the tray then transfer on a wire rack as long as you can resist eating them!

Emily x