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Sparkling chocolate orange crinkle cookies

Sparkling chocolate orange crinkle cookies

Reminiscent of the choc orange so often found at the bottom of Christmas stockings, these gorgeous little cookies have a beguilingly chewy texture. For full festive impact, go wild with the glitter spray.

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  • Makes18 -20 cookies
  • CourseSnack
  • Prepare30 mins
  • Cook10 mins
  • Total time40 mins
  • Pluschilling and cooling

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  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50g light brown soft sugar
  • 40g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Waitrose medium British Blacktail Egg
  • 90g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 orange (scrubbed), zest
  • 75g milk chocolate, chopped
  • 30g icing sugar
  • Cake Décor Gold Glitter Spray (optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric hand mixer to beat the cocoa powder, sugars and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg until combined. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt, then sprinkle over the orange zest and chocolate. Use a spatula to stir the mixture into a soft dough. Cover and chill for 2 hours (or up to 4 hours).

  2. Preheat the oven to 190°C, gas mark 5. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment. Sift the icing sugar onto a large plate. Scoop heaped teaspoons of the dough, roll them into balls, then roll each one in the icing sugar to evenly coat. Arrange on the prepared baking trays, leaving space between them. Generously mist the cookies with the gold glitter spray (if using). Bake for 5-8 minutes until spread slightly and crackled on top. Leave to cool and firm up on the trays for 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. These are delicious warm or allow them to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 days.


Typical values per item when made using specific products in recipe


404kJ/ 96kcals



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