There hasn’t been a birthday, Christmas or Easter when I haven’t been without a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, they are my absolute favourite chocolate and I thank the gods when the supermarkets reduce them to a £1.
Dangerously tasty, it’s not hard to imagine why they are favoured amongst us cake baking types (this includes Dads if you’ve seen my Dad’s Ultimate Chocolate Orange cake recipe) so after already proving its worth in cake form, I decided to use them in the next best thing…COOKIES.
These biscuits follow my fool proof cookie dough recipe which gives you beautifully soft and chewy cookies but with a crisp edge and heaps of chocolate chunks. The chocolate orange segment on top isn’t just for show, it’s an extra treat and is perfect when the cookies are still warm and it remains lovely and gooey! Safe to say I’ve now found my favourite guilty pleasure (second to Little Mix).
Note: This will make quite a lot of cookie dough so the below amount is the amount of cookies you will get along with some leftover dough for a rainy day. If you use it all, this will easily make 20 medium sized cookies
This uses my ultimate cookie dough recipe here and makes around 12-16 large cookies but with a small tweaks:
- 40g cocoa powder
- Replace the milk chocolate with 150g chocolate orange chunks
- 16 additional chocolate orange segments (to place on top)
For any leftover cookie dough, just roll into a long sausage and wrap tightly in cling film. It will keep in the fridge for a week or in the freezer for around a month.
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and line a baking tray with baking paper. In a free stand mixer or by hand (I have done both) beat the butter and both sugars together until smooth (like you would when you cream together for a cake). Then simply whisk together the egg and Vanilla in a cup and add to the sugar/butter mixture, stirring until combined
- Next add the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder and baking powder) and mix with your wooden spoon – the liquid mixture will become thicker and stiff and you start to form a dough
- Take your chopped chocolate orange chunks and add these to the dough and mix with the spoon so they are equally dispersed into the dough. You can now roll out your cookie dough into a sausage shape and wrap tightly in cling film if you’re not using immediately. If baking straight away, roll a ball (slightly bigger than a golf ball) of dough in the palms of your hands and place on the tray – ensure each ball of dough is about 3cms apart
- Pop in the oven and put a timer on for 12 mins. At around 8 minutes, remove the cookies from the oven and place a segment of chocolate orange in the middle of each one. Place back in the oven and resume baking. When your timer has finished, the cookies will appear soft when you touch them but this is FINE, they will harden as they cool and you will be left with soft, gooey cookies which can be kept for up to 5 days
Enjoy! Nic x