Festive Spiced Orange & Chocolate Biscuits

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Is there anything more delish that orange and chocolate combined? I have been a Terry’s Chocolate Orange fan gal since day one, and my love for ’em ain’t gonna end anytime soon.

It is the 1st of November, and I ain’t going all Christmas on ya just yet. I promise. BUT I do love a festive spice. A warming hint of cinnamon and nutmeg with added zest of orange… Then dipped in chocolate. OOFT.

I whipped these babies up ready to gobble for the Bake Off final last night. Which I ain’t gonna mention on ‘ere just in case you haven’t seen it yet! What are we gonna do on Tuesday nights now it’s all over?!

I also think these would be perfect towards the festive season, make a batch to devour with friends, brighten everyone’s day at work, or y’know make ’em just ‘coz. If ya fancy, you could even make a load of them as cute lil edible Christmas pressies, I absolutely love handmade edible gifts (obvs), and if money is tight – these are perfect. Oh, and the house will smell AMAZING once they are baked, is there anything better than the smell of freshly baked biscuits? I think not. ?

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Wanna give them a whirl? You’ll need:

100g organic, unsalted butter (room temp)

50g caster sugar (coconut sugar if ya prefer)

Grated zest of one orange (bigger the better hehe)

1tsp vanilla essence

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

A sprinkle of all spice

175g plain flour (or gluten free)

400g (two bars ish) chocolate (dark or milk, whatever floats ya boat)

A lil bit of orange zest to decorate

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Pre-heat your oven to gas mark 5 / 170C / 375F

First up, beat your butter and sugar together till light ‘n’ fluffy. Then add in your orange zest, vanilla, spices and combine.

Slowly sift in your flour, gently combining as you go.

Once you have your dough, you may have to get your hands involved.

Put yo’ back into it and make sure everything is combined and you have a lovely, workable dough.

Dust a bit of baking paper and roll out your dough on top, aim for 1cm in depth I’d say. Grab your cookie cutter (or rim of a glass)  and create as many rounds as ya can.

Stick ’em on a tray with baking paper and pop them in the oven for around 20-30 minutes (they take a little while!) Check from around 15 mins just to make sure – I know each over in a little different.

They should be slightly golden and firm to the touch.

Once they are out, transfer ’em over to a wire rack and leave to cool completely. (obvs try one whilst you’re at it hehe).

When you’re ready to decorate, sort yourself out a bain marie type arrangement (big saucepan balanced on a smaller one with simmering water).

Crack in your choc, one for the pan, one for you type situ. Gently stir with a wooden spoon so the chocolate is silky smooth and melted, make sure ya don’t burn it! Transfer over into a bowl and start dipping your biscuits!

Once all dipped, sprinkle over your orange zest, leave to cool slightly and voila!

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I have probs eaten about three whilst writing this post, ooopsie ?

What are your favourite festive bakes? Always up for trying something new. ?

Ix

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  • These look so good Immy! I really like chocolate and orange too and the spices makes it all nice and festive :) I know, what are we going to do now Bake Off is over…..sad times lol.

    Hanh | hanhabelle

    • Ah Hanh thank you my love! Isn’t it such a lovely pairing? I cannot wait to light my festive candles, I feel like I should wait till Dec but I can’t help myself! I know :O and I have almost finished Stranger Things noooo! Immy x

  • Okay, only YOU could photograph biscuits sooo beautifully! These look so yummy and sound fairly simple! I think my boyfriend will love them, so saving the recipe. xx

    Madison http://breakfastatmadisons.com

    • Ooh thank you chick! I love taking foodie snaps (then eating it hehe) Yes they are super easy, I usually fluff biscuits up but they turned out well :) Ah very nice >:) Let me know how they go… And if he likes ’em! Immy x

  • These look bloody delish gal, they would be perfect for a cuppa! I’m not sure what I’m going to do now Bake Off has finished, I’ve actually enjoyed it so much this year! xx

    http://www.natalieleanne.com

    • Ah Natalie thank you chum! Oh man, so good with a cuppa – I dip the chocolate side in first hehe >:) I know! Me too surprisingly, I wan’t expecting to love it so much. I have actually applied for next years so fingers crossed! Immy x

  • Amber Atlanta

    These look proper scrummy! Perfect paired with a cup of tea I can imagine!
    Amber | http://www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

    • Ah Amber thank you mi love, oh man soooooooooo good! Ain’t nothing better >:) Immy x

  • These biscuits look amazing and the recipe is so easy to follow! Can’t wait to try making these closer to Christmas!

    Carolyn x
    Faithfully Carolyn

    • It is super easy, I love recipes where you can just mix it aaaaaall together and stick em in the oven. Ooh yes, perfect festive Sunday baking activity :) Immy x

  • okay WOW those look gorgeous! def bookmarking this for a later time – though i’m probably going to dip 7/8ths of the cookie in chocolate because why not :D

    becky @ star violet

    • Thank you Becky ya babe. Loool yes a much better idea, or just the whole thing >:) mm mmm mmmm I wish I had some left! I am now gradually getting through the left over trick or treat goodies… let’s be real though, I only bought them because I knew we would have loads left over hehe. Immy x

  • These look so delicious Immy!! Think I might save them and hopefully I’ll have some time at the weekend! xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Fashion Beauty Lifestyle

    • Thank you so much Frances! Yeeees do it chick, or maybe as a treat around Christmas time! <3 Ugh how am I thinking about Christmas already!? Immy x

  • Courtney Hardy

    Those biscuits sound so good!!! I love how you decorated them.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

    • Thank you so much Courtney! Soooo good, and super simple too :) Immy x

  • ninegrandstudent

    Oh Immy, these look absolutely delish! I’m a gal that can’t say no to chocolate orange either!

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

    • Hehe thank you Chloe :) I know, I saw a stack of Terry’s choc oranges yesterday and was very tempted to pick up a few! Immy x