Chocolate and Orange Biscuits

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    42 minutes

    This recipe is a twist on the classic chocolate chip biscuit. Cream cheese and orange zest, as well as an orange icing, add a delicious tang.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 30 

    • 250g butter, softened
    • 90g cream cheese, softened
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 tablespoon orange zest
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 185g dark chocolate chips
    • 2 cups (375g) icing sugar
    • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons orange juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest
    • 2 drops orange food colouring
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt

    Directions
    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:42min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease baking trays.
    2. In a large bowl cream butter, cream cheese and sugar. Gradually add eggs, vanilla and orange zest. Mix well. Sift together flour and salt, stir into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips last.
    3. To make the orange icing stir together icing sugar, 4 tablespoons of butter, orange juice, 1/4 teaspoon of orange zest, salt and food colouring in a small bowl. Mix until smooth.
    4. Drop dough by teaspoons onto prepared baking tray. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. While the biscuits are still warm ice with the orange icing.

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    This is the second time I have made these, and I was so impressed with the way they taste I had to try them again, even though they didn't bake up as well as I would have liked the first time. So this time I made a few necessary changes. First, these require a bit more flour than the recipe calls for, so I used about 2 1/4 cups of flour instead of just 2 cups. Next, the recipe doesn't call for any baking soda (which it needs), and these spread perfectly with 1 t. of bking soda added. The other change I made was the sugar. Instead of 1 C of white sugar I used 1/2 C white sugar, and 3/4 C brown sugar. These changes made this cookie perfect all around. They are soft and yummy and the chocolate and orange together are a great combo!  -  23 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    7

    I loved this recipe! My mom has been making orange choc. chip cookies all my life, and half-way into this recipe I started thinking, "Could the addition of frosting be worth the work?" Is it ever! They are the most lovely choc.chip cookies, and the frosting takes them over the edge--hell, my family would it *it* alone . . . Surprisingly easy, wonderfully flavorful, didn't seem to take long when all was said and done. These cookies are definately going to be a regular at our house . . .  -  17 Dec 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    2

    My Grandma makes these cookies and they are our family cookie. They are so awesome!!! We all fight over them when we go to grandmas house! They are even better right out of the freezer!  -  23 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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