Recipe for chocolate and orange cookies

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Recipe for chocolate and orange cookies

Production: 20 –
Preparation: 10 Minutes
Cooking: 15 Minutes

Savory chocolate and orange cookies, what a delight for all lover of homemade dessert. Very easy and quick to prepare, these generous sweets are prefect to titillate the taste buds and your guests will love them.

They are so good that you should make a double batch to avoid any comments from frustrated people reaching the bottom of the stack. Despite the reasonable amount of sugar in the recipe, those chocolate and orange cookies are not too sweet and the flavor balance is very pleasant on the palate. They are perfect with coffee or a glass of milk.

Our chocolate and orange cookies recipe was loosely based on a basic cookie recipe, it was enough to add some cocoa, good dark chocolate and a juicy orange. In fact it is quite easy to vary the flavors once you start with some good basic recipes. Add ingredients that appeal to you, put in a little imagination, a pinch of love and your family will be trilled. Nobody will ever ask you again for those too sweet and too fat desserts prepared and sold in supermarkets.

chocolate and orange cookies

Ingredients:
Butter – [1/2 cup]  (125 ml.)
White Sugar – [1 cup]  (250 ml.)
Egg (large) – [1]
Flour (all purpose) – [2 1/2 cups]  (625 ml.)
Dry Cocoa (Powder) – [1/4 cup]  (65 ml.)
Baking Powder – [1 teaspoon]  (5 ml.)
Orange (juice and zest)  – [1]
Lime (juice) – [1/2]
Salt – [1 teaspoon]  (5 ml.)
70% cocoa Black Chocolate – [1/2 cup]  (125 ml.)

Steps:
1- Preheat the oven to 350F (180C).
2- In the mixer bowl, beat the butter ( at room temperature) at high speed with the sugar and egg .
3- Finely Zest the orange (with a microplane) and add the zest into the mix.
4- Extract the juice from the orange and the half lime and pour into the mixture.
5- In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
6- Adjust the mixer at low speed and slowly add the dry ingredients.
7- Stir at medium speed until a uniform texture.
8- Chop the chocolate finely enough and fold into the dough (manually).
9- Form halves balls of dough (with an ice cream spoon) and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
10- Bake for 15 minutes.