These cookies make for a lovely little treat and they are spectacularly easy and very fast to knock up. The cookie is crisp, rich and crumbly and then you bite into the gorgeous crunchy nuggets orange chocolate – just yummy. Make them with kids – they’re nearly instant – or make them just for yourself, if you fancy a quick hit of baking therapy! (Moving house: I needed some Cindy-in-the-kitchen time). Either way, you’ll love ‘em.
Makes around 20
What you need…
2 x baking sheets, lightly buttered or lined with Bake O Glide
175g butter, cut into cubes and soft
75g caster sugar
175g plain flour
85g Terry’s chocolate orange, chopped into wee nuggets
What to do…
Preheat your oven to 190°c / 375°f / gas 5.
Tip the butter and sugar into your food processor and whizz until pale and fluffy. Add in the flour and semolina and whizz again until the mixture begins to form course breadcrumbs. Scrape down the sides, remove the blade and then stir in the chocolate pieces.
Shape the mixture into around 20 walnut-sized balls and arrange on your baking sheets, leaving enough room around them to spread. Flatten them with the heel of your hand. Pop them in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are golden.
Allow to cool for a few minutes and then use a palette knife to transfer to cooling racks.
Once cool, make yourself a large mug of tea or coffee, find a relaxing spot to sit in with your favourite book or the newspaper and enjoy some me-time, munching your way through these delicious cookies.
Childs’ play, I’d say!