7 days, 15 hours and 8 sleeps until…….. CHRISTMAS DAY! If you are a Scrooge then your probably won’t enjoy this post, but if you love everything Christmas then carry on reading.
So we are now in the final week before Christmas and if you are a baking fanatic, like myself, then you are probably thinking of some festive goodies that you could whip up. Well, I’ve got a recipe for you!
When I see the first Terry’s Chocolate Orange in the shops I immediately feel Christmasey. Why is this? I’m not sure when it came about, but for me Terry’s Chocolate Orange is only ever eaten in the festive season. So what better way to eat it than in a soft baked chewy cookie overloaded with sprinkles!
And trust me, there really is no better way. These cookies are insanely delicious, packed full of Terry’s chocolate chunks with extra chocolate drizzled on top and covered with Christmas sprinkles. You have to try them!
Ingredients (makes 12 large cookies)
140g self-raising flour
3/4 tsp cornflour
85g unsalted butter, at room temp
75g light brown sugar
50g granulated sugar
1 medium egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Terry’s Chocolate Orange (170g approx), cut into small chunks
Toss the flour and cornflour together in a bowl. In a separate bowl beat the butter and sugars together until fluffy, then beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix together until just combined. Pour in 100g of the chocolate orange chunks and fold the mixture together until it forms a rough dough. Cover with clingfilm and chill in the fridge for 1-3 hours (the longer the better).
Once the cookie dough has been chilled take it out of the fridge and let it sit for 10 minutes at room temp. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 160°C/325F and line a couple of baking trays with silicone mats or greased baking parchment.
Roll your cookie dough into 12 balls (making them taller rather than wider, check outthis post to see why), approx 2 tbsp of cookie dough for each ball. Place them on your baking trays leaving at least 3 inches between each ball so the cookies have room to expand.
Using about 20g of your Terry’s chocolate orange (a small fist full) poke a few pieces of chocolate in the top of each cookie dough ball. Now bake your cookies for 10 minutes in the centre of the oven. If they look undone don’t worry, still take them out of the oven as they will continue to cook and harden up as they cool. Leave to cool for 10 minutes.
Melt your remaining Terry’s chocolate orange in the microwave in 10 second blasts until it is completely smooth. Take a teaspoon and dip it into the melted chocolate, now in a zig zag motion drizzle the chocolate over a cookie. Sprinkle your Christmas decorations over your cookie so they stick to the chocolate. Repeat this for all 12 cookies.