Thursday 14 August 2014

Orange Choc Chip Cookies

Yesterday I made some Orange flavoured chocolate chip cookies and decorated them with chocolate dots. They looked pretty and they were colourful.

I did all of it by myself except the oven part. So I would recommend this recipe for other children to try. Oh and the zesting was tricky because our zester wasn't working properly so I got my mum to do that bit.

1 orange - zest only (you can squeeze the rest and drink it as orange juice afterwards if you like).
75g butter or margarine
75g caster sugar
75g light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
150g plain flour (sifted)
half a tsp baking powder
4 tablespoons of cocoa powder
100g chocolate chips (you can use white, plain, or milk chocolate ones - I used white choc chip)
Chocolate dots to decorate (or you can use an additional 50g of chocolate chips to decorate)

This is supposed to make 24 cookies but ours were less as I made some big cookies too.

1. Pre-heat oven to 180C.
2. Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper.
3. Grate the zest from the orange.
4. Beat together the butter, sugar (both types) and orange zest.
5. In a separate bowl beat the egg with the vanilla extract, then gradually pour into your mixture of butter and sugar, beating each time as you add a bit.
6. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Then add in 100g chocolate chips and mix.
7. At this stage, your mixture should look quite thick, so you can take a bit out and make it like a ball and put on the baking tray pushing it a bit flatter. If your mixture is too sticky to do this, then you can just use a spoon to dollop it onto the baking tray a little at a time.

8. Decorate the tops of the cookies with more chocolate chips or colourful chocolate dots.

9. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
10. Put onto a cooling rack to cool down. They will be soft to start with as if they aren't fully cooked, but don't worry because as they cool, they will get firmer.

They tasted fabalicious!

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