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.
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
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.