Chocolate orange shortbread biscuits / cookies

16 Jul

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I may have mentioned that chocolate orange is my favourite sweet flavour combination. Maybe I was just thinking it. Either way, whenever I see a choc orange recipe I am all over it.  These are lovely and so moreish – you will eat many. This is adapted from Simply Recipes.

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GATHER:

1 cup plain flour

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

170g soft, diced butter

1/2 cup caster sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon orange zest

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LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 180C and line two baking sheets with baking paper paper.

Sift together flour and cocoa powder in a bowl, set aside.

Place butter and sugar in bowl of electric mixer and mix on medium speed for five minutes. Add vanilla and orange zest and mix for 30 seconds.

Add half the flour/cocoa mixture and mix on low speed. Scrape down the sides and add the rest of the flour mixture then mix at for two minutes.

Pt some baking paper on the bench, add dough, cover with another sheet and using rolling pin roll out dough until 1/4-inch thick. Cut out with biscuit cutters and place on baking tray.

Bake for 13-15 minutes. As these bickies are so dark it can be hard to tell when they are ready. They will be soft but will firm up on racks.

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19 Responses to “Chocolate orange shortbread biscuits / cookies”

  1. cht7 July 16, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    These look fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

    • thehungrymum July 17, 2012 at 9:55 am #

      Thanks! And thanks for popping by my blog x

  2. Louise July 16, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    These look totally yum… I’m going to have to get myself a mix master!

    • thehungrymum July 17, 2012 at 9:45 am #

      My KitchenAid is like my third child – I love it! Honestly, I wouldn’t bake anywhere near as often if I didn’t have one. They aren’t cheap but they’ll last you forever.

  3. Christine (@cookingcrusade) July 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    Woah these look seriously amazing! I’ve recently been craving all things chocolate orange so this recipe comes at the perfect time.. Thanks for sharing!

    • thehungrymum July 17, 2012 at 9:43 am #

      You should make them [and then eat LOTS of them while they are still warm!]
      Thanks for popping in x

  4. Veggiewitch July 16, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    YUMMY! ♥

    • thehungrymum July 17, 2012 at 9:39 am #

      I must admit – they are! Thanks Veggiewitch x

  5. petit4chocolatier July 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    These look delicious! ~ judy

    • thehungrymum July 19, 2012 at 7:55 am #

      Thought they’d appeal to the choc lover in you! Thanks x

  6. Sisters in the Kitchen July 18, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    Lovely post, thanks. Question: how is the texture of these? I often find chocolate shortbread recipes can be quite dry and slightly grainy, must be the addition of the cocoa… hopefully this is to become my new favourite thats not that way..?

    • thehungrymum July 19, 2012 at 5:15 am #

      Good question! They were a bit crumbly which I don’t mind in a home-made bickie. THis is the 1st choc shortbread I’ve made so have nothing to compare them to.

  7. linguisticsandcake July 18, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    Gotta love chocolate orange, these sound yummy!

  8. ideeintavola July 23, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    Lovely cookies!! I like it ;)

  9. Sophie33 July 25, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    MMMMM,…Your cookies look so delectable & tasty too! :)

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