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chocolate cinnamon and orange biscuits

Chocolate, cinnamon and orange biscuits

These are a softer biscuit ot cookie than you might be used to. I love them. The flavour combination reminds me of eating Jaffas as a child.
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Course: Dessert, Snack, sweets
Cuisine: Australian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 24 makes
Calories: 274kcal
Author: Nellie Kerrison | Relish Mama

Equipment

  • Baking trays
  • Cooking bowl
  • Cooking spoon
  • Saucepan

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 60 g dutch cocoa
  • 175 g sour cream
  • 100 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small orange finely zested (using a microplane)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 350 g plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 250 g best quality dark chocolate chopped or buttons (I used callebaut dark chocolate buttons)

For the icing:

  • 100 ml thickened cream
  • 160 g dark chocolate chopped or buttons

Instructions

  • Mix the eggs, sugar, cocoa, sour cream, live oil, orange zest, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir to combine well.
  • Add the flour and baking powder and stir to combine. Dough will become a little stiff. Add the chocolate and mix to combine.
  • Divide the dough into 4cm balls and place on a lined baking tray at least 4cm apart from each other. Flatten ever so slightly and bake for approx 10 minutes. Cool for a few minutes on baking tray before transferring to a wire rack.
  • Make the icing buy heating the cream until near boiling. Turn the heat off and stir through the chocolate. Stir until smooth and shiny.
  • Once the biscuits are completely cold, ice the biscuits by either dipping in the icing or loosely spooning it on to each one.

Notes

These will store for 3-4 days in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 3mg