Orange biscuits with chocolate chips

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Orange biscuits with chocolate chips
Dark chocolate is paired with its tried and trusted partner, orange, to make a lovely rounded little biscuit that’s perfect at any time of the day. It’s important to plump for a dark chocolate with a high cocoa percentage, though, to make sure the biscuits aren’t too sweet.

125g unsalted butter, softened

50g golden granulated sugar

50g soft light brown sugar

1 medium egg, beaten

½ tsp vanilla extract

a good pinch of salt

175g plain flour

grated zest of 1 orange

75g dark chocolate

(70 per cent cocoa solids),

roughly chopped or use chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/ gas 5. Line two baking sheets with baking parchment.

Put the butter and the sugars into a large bowl and cream together using an electric hand whisk.

Quickly whisk in the egg, vanilla extract and salt, scraping down the sides of the bowl.

Add the flour, orange zest and chocolate and fold together using a wooden spoon to make a soft dough.

Take teaspoonfuls of the mixture and roll them into rounds. Place on the baking sheet and flatten slightly.

Bake in the oven for around 15 minutes, until just golden round the edges.

Store in an airtight tin for up to five days.

makes 25-30

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour, Chocolate, Fruit, Sugar

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Cake Stall

Level of Difficulty

Tea Fit for a Queen by Historic Royal Palaces (Ebury Press, hardback £10)
All food photography: Jan Baldwin
Layout and Design: Ebury Press

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