Recently it feels like Chocolate Orange is becoming the craze. All sorts of brands are adding the flavour into their chocolates and to be honest, I am alllll for it! All I was craving/ really wanted to try was the Cadbury Buttons thta were recently released. I have been struggling to find them so instead I thought I’d make some Chocolate Orange basked goods instead. These biscuits hit the spot and were my favourite treat to have with my morning coffee for a good week. The recipe is easy to follow, just give yourself 2 days to complete the process (it’s not as bad as it sounds)
These biscuits are very much shortbread style biscuits but without the crunch. I found mine turned out something in-between a cakes and a biscuit, I guess a bit like a Jaffa Cake. Nonetheless, they were soo moreish and I could have happily eaten 10 in a sitting. If you don’t fancy a dark chocolate top you can easily swap it out for some milk chocolate. Either way, these biscuits are honestly packed full of flavour and goodness, there’s a little hint of cinnamon in them as well which lifts the whole taste!
For the recipe it is best to make the biscuit dough the day before and leave it to chill in the fridge for a day before baking. Hence, why I said 2 days before! If not at least leave it in the fridge for 4 hours and bake later in the day.
Recipe adapted and inspired by Sally’s Baking Addiction
- 170g Margarine/Unsalted Butter
- 133g Light Brown Sugar
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
- 266g Plain Flour
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
- Zest of 1 Orange
- 2 Tablespoons of Orange Juice Squeezed from the Orange
- 226g Dark Chocolate (Or milk if you prefer it)
- Using a handheld electric whisk beat the margarine for 1 minute until creamy.
- Add the brown sugar and beat into the butter
- Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat again until fluffy and combines
- In a separate bowl mix the flour and cinnamon together
- On a slow speed, using a handheld whisk, slowly add the flour mix into your wet ingredients until the mix is thick and sticky
- Keep some orange zest to one side to use for decoration later, then add the remaining into the bowl with the orange juice and mix again
- Put the dough onto a well floured surface and divide into two. Shape the doughs into logs roughly 8inches long.
- Tightly wrap the logs in cling film and place in the fridge for 4 hours or preferably over night
- Preheat the oven 180 degrees and line 2 baking trays with baking paper
- Place the logs onto a floured surface. Cut each log into 12 even pieces. If they are perfectly circular place them straight onto the baking tray, if not shape them a bit using your hands. Make sure they are at least 2 inches apart on the baking trays
- Bake for 12-14 minutes until they are starting to go golden brown. Leave to cool on the tray for 5 mins then transfer onto a wire rack
- Once the biscuits are cooled, melt the chocolate of your choice in the microwave, and dip the biscuits half into it. Add a sprinkle of orange zest to decorate