These dense, crumbly cookies combine the flavours of fresh and zesty orange with sweet and sticky milk chocolate, to create a teatime treat that will disappear from the plate in seconds. They’re just as at home packed up in a lunchbox as they are on a fancy plate at your next coffee morning, and they also look great stacked up in cellophane bags as a gift (perfect if you know someone that’s a big fan of Terry’s Chocolate Orange!) Best of all, they’re so quick and simple to make – you can whip up a batch in less than half an hour.
- 150g butter, melted
- 150g dark brown sugar
- 120g golden caster sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1tsp whole milk
- Zest of 1 large orange
- 225g plain flour
- 75g cocoa
- 100g milk chocolate, chopped into chunks
Pre-heat oven to 160°C/320°F/Fan 150°C/Gas Mark 3.
In a large mixing bowl, stir the sugars into the melted butter, then beat in the egg, milk and zest of the orange to form a wet mix.
Sift in the flours and cocoa, add the chocolate chunks and fold the ingredients together until everything is combined.
Put large tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto lined baking trays, and bake at the centre of the oven for 10-12 minutes. The centres will still be slightly sticky, so leave them to cool on the tray for at least 10 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Top tip for making Chocolate orange cookies
These cookies can be made with a variety of different flavour combinations – try omitting the orange and adding your favourite nuts or dried fruits.