Weekend time, baking time. As usual my baking is based on "Easy, Simple but Delicious". This time I took recipe from book "De Bak Encyclopedie", where there are many delicious recipes to be tried out. My choice went to Choco Orange Cookies (Sinaasappel Chocoladekoekjes, dutch translated). These cookies were very easy to make and they are absolutely delicioius, so crunchy... so fragrant... and have incredible taste. The combinations of the sweetness from orange and chocolate chips are just perfect. I will certainly make these cookies again... again.. and again.
200 gr flour
60 gr maizena
1 teaspoon baking powder, sifted
100 gr sugar
1 package vanilla sugar/vanilla powder
Grated peel of 1 orange
125 soft butter
100 gr chocolate bar, cut in small pieces
1. Put in the bowl the flour, maizena, sifted baking powder, egg, sugar, vanilla sugar, grated peel and butter. Mix together, first using low speed afterwards using highest speed.
2. Add the chocolate pieces, and mix using medium speed. Knead the dough and make 3 rolls. Flatten the dough and create an oval form with circa 5 cm width and 1 cm thick. Leave it to rest in the fridge until the dough becomes hard.
3. Cut the dough per 1/2 cm thick and lay them on the baking pan. Make sure enough spaces between the dough because the cookies will expand.
4. Bake in the pre-heated oven with temperature between 175 - 200°c for about 15 minutes (depends on the thickness).
**You can make any shapes you like if you want to. You don't have to refrigerate it in advance. Just make sure you give enough spaces between the cookies before you bake it.
**If you don't have chocolate bars, you can use choco chips or chocolate sprinkles. I think it's easier and less work.