Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Just When I Thought We Were Finally Done With All the Christmas Goodies...

I come home from running errands and Cathy has made these:
You know the chocolate oranges you get in your Christmas stocking?
  If you like those, you'll like these.

Double Chocolate Orange Cookies

ingredients

5 oz unsalted butter, softened
2 oz light brown sugar
8 oz all purpose flour
2 oz unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 oz dark chocolate (chopped or in chips)
Gragted zest of 2 oranges
2 tbsp orange juice

makes
30 cookies

method

Preheat oven to 350.  Line two cookie sheets with baking parchment.

Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl, until pale and fluffy.  Sift the flour, cocoa, and baking powder together twice and then carefully fold into the butter and sugar mixture.  Add the chopped chocolate, orange zest, and orange juice and gently mix together to form a smooth dough.

On a lightly-floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch.  Cut into approximately 30 cookies with a 2 inch fluted cookie cutter. (Alternatively, "ball" them as you do when making chocolate chip cookies, and flatten to about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thickness) 

Cook in the center of the oven for 12 - 15 minutes.  Allow the cookies to cool on the sheets for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.  Store in an airtight container.

Enjoy!

(New Year's Resolution?  What New Year's Resolution?)

1 comment:

SuzyQ said...

Mmmm, I love chocolate orange.
We made some florentines with chocolate orange this year, there is something so festive about that combination.