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Thursday, 12 July 2012

They're not Terry's - They're MINE

Double Chocolate Orange Cookies

These cookies where inspired by the ever popular Terry's Chocolate Orange, which was half price in Tesco recently. I bought it on a whim with the intention of simply devouring with a cuppa, but upon contemplation, decided I could put it to better use in a recipe.

These cookies are an adaptation of the double chocolate chip cookies recipe, but with the chocolate being replaced by the whole chocolate orange. It is more chocolate than the recipe states, but it will not affect the cooking time, etc. It just gives you a whole lot more chocolate to enjoy!

You will need :

125g soft unsalted butter
125g caster sugar
2 tbsp condensed milk
125g self-raising flour, sifted
50g cocoa, sifted
1 whole Terry's chocolate orange - yep that's right, a whole one! Cut into small to medium sized chunks
50g white chocolate - optional, to decorate

1. Pre heat the oven to 150c, fan 130, gas 2. Using an electric hand whisk or mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy.

2. Beat in the condensed milk, then add the flour, cocoa powder and a pinch of salt, and mix.

3. Stir in the yummy chocolate orange chunks, without eating any - I bet you can't.
(Miss B is just about the snaffle herself a handful here)

4. Roll into walnut sized balls and space approx. 5cm apart on lined baking trays. Gently squash down with the back of a spoon.

I usually manage around 20 cookies from one mix but I made these a little bit bigger therefore got around 15.
Bake in the oven for approximately 12 minutes, until just firm at the edges but still a little soft in the centre.

5. Allow to cool for a few minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool.

6. Melt the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for bursts of 30 seconds, until runny and smooth.
Give it a good stir and pop into a piping bag and drizzle over the top of the biscuits. I used a zig-zag pattern but you can really go to town on this and do what ever takes your fancy.

And as usual these tasty treats lasted all of 36 hours in the tin!
Enjoy your day!
B x