Chocolate and Orange Biscuits

    Chocolate and Orange Biscuits


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    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.

    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

    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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