I posted a photo of these cookies on my Instagram and asked if you wanted the recipe, and the answer was an outstanding yes! So here it is, my recipe for delicious Chocolate Orange Cookies. These are the kind of cookies that are crispy around the edge and soft in the centre, basically the perfect cookie in my opinion! There's plenty of chocolate orange flavour in the cookie dough, as well as cocoa powder and orange extract, I also mixed in some melted chocolate orange. Each one has it's own segment of Terry's chocolate orange in the centre too, which is not only incredibly tasty, but it's such an easy decoration for these cookies too!
Ingredient Tips & Equipment Information
- Make sure all your ingredients (particularly the butter and egg) are at room temperature before you start baking.
- I used unsalted butter for this recipe.
- If you can't get hold of orange extract, you can use the zest of one orange instead.
- You will need 1 whole Terry's chocolate orange for this recipe.
- Although I provide cup measurements, I highly recommend weighing your ingredients out using digital kitchen scales*. It is the most accurate way to measure ingredients and will ensure the best results. Digital scales are very low cost and can be purchased for around £12 ($16.50) .
- For teaspoon (tsp) and tablespoon (tbsp) measurements, please use measuring spoons* and not the type of spoons you eat with. Again this will ensure accuracy and provide the best results.
For the full recipe with measurements, head to the recipe card at the end of this post.
How to make Chocolate Orange Cookies
To make the cookie dough, mix together butter and caster sugar. Then mix in orange extract and egg.
Next, mix in plain flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Finally, stir in some melted Terry's chocolate orange.
Roll the dough into balls with your hands, then flattened them a little and placed them onto lined baking trays. Bake them for 10 minutes, then take them out of the oven and put a segment of Terry's chocolate orange on top, and then put them back in the oven for 2 minutes.
How long do the cookies last and can they be frozen?
The baked cookies will last for 3-4 days in an airtight container in a cool place. You can freeze the baked cookies, wrap them well or store in a freezer bag for up to 3 months.
Can these cookies be made gluten free or dairy free?
For gluten free cookies, swap the plain flour for a gluten free plain flour blend. For dairy free cookies, swap the butter for a dairy free spread and swap the Terry's chocolate orange for a dairy free chocolate orange.
More tips for making the Chocolate Orange Cookies:
- If you're wondering how all of my cookies look exactly the same. Well, I am a bit of a neat freak when it comes to cookies! I like them to be the same size, so I weigh the cookie dough and divide by 16, then I weigh each ball of cookie dough to make sure they're the same size. You don't have to do this, but it is rather satisfying, if you like that kind of thing! You can also make less cookies, so they're bigger!!
- Make sure to leave space between the balls of cookie dough on the baking trays as they will spread when baking, about 2" should ensure they don't stick together. If you make bigger cookies, you will need to leave more space.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking tray for at least 5 minutes (nearer to 10 minutes is ideal) before trying to move them onto a cooling rack. Otherwise they will be too soft and will break or stick to the baking paper.
If you have any questions about this recipe, or if something went wrong and you need help, please use the comment form below and I will get back to you. You can also get in touch with me on my Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. I'd love to hear from you!
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More chocolate orange recipes…
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- Terry's Chocolate Orange Fudge
- Vegan Chocolate Orange Cheesecake
- Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake
- Chocolate Orange Baked Donuts
- Terry's Chocolate Orange Cheesecake (No Bake)
- Chocolate Orange Brownies
- Chocolate Orange Custard Tart
- Chocolate Orange Cake
- Chocolate Orange Biscotti
- Chocolate Orange Drip Cake
- Chocolate Orange Ice Cream (No Churn)
- Chocolate Orange Cupcakes
- Chocolate Orange Rocky Road
Chocolate Orange Cookies
For the cookies
- 125 g Butter or baking spread softened, unsalted
- 200 g Caster sugar (superfine sugar)
- 1 Egg large
- 2 tsp Orange extract
- 170 g Plain flour
- 30 g Cocoa powder
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 4 segments Terry's chocolate orange melted
- 16 segments Terry's chocolate orange
- Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and line a few baking trays (or however many you own) with baking paper
- Mix the butter and caster sugar together with a spoon in a large bowl until smooth and fluffy
- Add the egg and orange extract, and mix them in
- Mix in the plain flour, cocoa powder and baking powder
- Mix in the melted chocolate orange
- Roll balls of the cookie dough between your hand, flatten them a little and place onto your lined baking trays, leave space between the cookies as they will spread
- Bake the cookies for 10 minutes, remove from the oven and place a segment of Terry's chocolate orange on top of each one, then put back in the oven and bake for 2 more minutes
- Remove the cookies from the oven, leave them on the tray for at least 5 minutes before carefully removing and placing on racks to cool fully
- Store in an airtight container and eat within 3 days. They also be frozen
- You will need one whole Terry's chocolate orange for this recipe.
- If you can't hold of any orange extract, you can use the zest of one orange instead.
If you like this, check out more of my Cookie recipes!
NB. This post is NOT in anyway sponsored by Terry's - I just love their product!
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