Thursday, 26 August 2010

Clear Your Plate: Orange & Dark Chocolate Cookies




These are my all time favourite cookies. Bar none. 


They're moist, chewy and pretty much irresistible. I've made numerous variations of these... raspberry & chocolate; chocolate & pecan; ginger, walnut & chocolate. The possibilities are endless. These orange & dark chocolate ones are something special though. Recipe adapted from here.


Ingredients:

125g butter, softened
100g light brown soft sugar
125g caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
1tsp orange extract
225g self raising flour
100g dark chocolate chips
100g Lindt Orange Intense dark chocolate, roughly chopped

Makes 24-28 cookies


Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180c and line a baking tray with ungreased baking paper.
2. Cream the butter and two types of sugar together.
3. Add the egg and orange extract and stir.
4. Sift in the flour and add the chocolate.
5. Roll the mixture into walnut sized balls and place on the baking tray.
6. Bake for 7 or 8 minutes, until the cookies are just beginning to set.
7.Take them out of the oven and leave to harden for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.


8. Eat them all and experience feelings of remorse and guilt.


Or, if like me you're on a diet, eat one and then pack the rest up, take them to work and make all your work colleagues worship you. Seriously, these cookies are that good.


9 comments:

P said...

Argh!!! My mouth... it is watering.

Zaia said...

those look so goood.. i'm hungry now.
xx, zaia
miss-make-a-mess.blogspot.com

soupemes said...

They look amazing.

Tell me, do you have any recipes for cheesey biscuits? I like the cheese, you see.

Nic's Notebook said...

OMG look at the inside of them... gorgeous!!! :)

Meg! said...

DO WANT. These sound amazing!

berrieslovebeauty said...

hmmm...yummies!!!

Helen said...

P - Make them! NOW!

Zaia - They were amazing. And so easy to make!

Soupy - I actually found a recipe that looks really good last week. I'm going to try it out this weekend so will post the results!

Nic - Yup! Lovely gooey chocolatey joy!

Meg - They are. You need them in your life.

Berries - :)

TheBCH said...

I was so jealous of your perfect cookies I decided to do your recipe...and it went wrong.

I don't know how or why but I measured it out exactly and when it came to the rolling stage the mix looked more like cake mix, too runny so I added more flour about 100g more until it was looking more like it.

then when I got them out they were stuck fast and when I finally got one off it was hollow underneath and all melted chocolate.

I made 19 in total, that's all it would stretch too and only 6 of those survived but still they looked all smooth and not all cracked on top how it's supposed to look.

I suck big time obviously.

I now feel quite ill at all the licking of chocolate I've had to do off my hands and the fact Cora didnt get to have any, I palmed the mush onto next doors teenager haha.

Helen said...

BCH - Oh no! That's so weird. I've used this recipe about 20 times and it's always worked perfectly. A few friends have used it too and it's always been fine!