December and Christmas is not about presents for me, it’s all about indulgence. Of course, one of my indulgences is food, more specifically chocolate. I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate? Personally, during December I absolutely love the chocolate orange combination as it just screams Christmas to me. Therefore, I decided to bake some chocolate orange cookies the other day. Since they turned out very yummy, I thought I would share the recipe with you.
The recipe is actually super simple and it takes less than half an hour to make the cookies. Of course, as always this recipe is dairy free and refined sugar free. I use Vitalite Dairy Free Spread as a substitute for butter in all my baking. I also used dairy free and refined sugar free dark chocolate by Chocologic.
Chocolate orange cookies
- 150 g Butter, melted
- 100 g Honey
- 50 g Unsweetened Cocoa
- 300 g Plain flour
- 1 Egg
- 70 g Dark chocolate, melted
- 2 Clementines or 1 orange
Pre-heat the oven to 160°C/320°F/Fan 150°C/Gas Mark 3.
Wash the clementines or the orange with soap and water to remove the wax coating. Then grate the zest off, avoiding the white, bitter part.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the honey, melted butter and melted chocolate, then beat in the egg and add the zest of the clementines or the orange to form a wet mix.
Sift in the flour and cocoa and fold the ingredients together until everything is combined.
Put large tablespoonfuls of the cookie mixture onto lined baking trays - If you want your cookies in a heart shape like in the photo above or any other shape, line your counter or tabletop with some greaseproof baking paper. Then roll the dough out to a 0.5cm/¼ in thickness and use a cookie cutter to achieve your desired shape. Bake at the centre of the oven for 10-12 minutes. Transfer the cookies onto a wire rack to cool off. Enjoy!
I hope you try this recipe and if you are a chocolate lover like me, you can also check out my hot chocolate recipe.
What are your favourite festive treats?